Social Work Referral
Issues that May Prompt a School Social Work Referral:
- Mental health issues
- Abuse or neglect
- Housing insecurity
- Pregnancy or teen parent needs
- Unexplained change in academic performance
- Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
- Difficulties coping or social skills development
- Facilitation of school-home-community communication
- Student advocacy
- Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
- Substance experimentation, use, or abuse
When should I refer a student to a school social worker?
A student should be referred to the school social worker when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties which are interfering with functioning at school.
How do I make a referral?
- Parents/guardians can contact their student’s counselor or their assigned social worker. Find Your Social Worker (https://www.eths.k12.il.us/Page/795)
- ETHS teachers and staff must complete a social work referral form.
- Students can self-refer themselves by talking to their assigned social worker in W121.