Who are School Social Workers?
Kearney Public School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree in social work. They provide services to students for social and emotional adjustment to school, family, and community and are the link between the home, school, and community. They provide direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel to support students’ academic and social successes.
Who do they provide services to?
Kearney Public School social workers provide services to all students. They participate on the assessment team for at-risk and special education students and collaborate with the principal, school guidance counselor, and teachers to best meet the needs of each student.
What services do they provide?
They help families identify and utilize medical, financial, and social-emotional resources. School social workers also provide counseling to students and families to help enhance the student’s school experience. They can help students and their families cope with behavior and/or mental health issues, as well as, aid families that are in transition or crisis. All while promoting regular school attendance.
To contact your school social worker, please call your school's main office.