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Social Work Services

Social workers at South are here to help students and families overcome challenges beyond the classroom.

● We empower students and families, and give guidance to eliminate or alleviate barriers to achievement.

● We accept referrals from everyone--students, familiy, teachers and staff.

● Students are assigned to social workers according to student last name, grade level, and in some cases, their program.
 

We address issues related to:

  • Basic needs of clothing, food, shelter.
  • Social challenges.
  • Emotional and behavioral issues.
  • Mental health concerns.
  • Attendance and truancy concerns.
  • Crisis support.

We support students by:

  • Advocating for them when their families are in crisis.
  • Guiding them to a variety of community resources. 
  • Communicating, on their behalf, with school staff and community providers.
  • Finding appropriate support groups.
  • Supporting homeless and highly mobile students and families.
  • Supporting Special Education students.
  • Supporting pregnant and parenting students.

We advise support groups:

  • GLGBTQ+ - Students, identifying or exploring identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ youth.
  • Silver Ribbon Committee - Students, affected directly and indirectly by mental illness.

Glossary:
ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder
OHD - Other Health Disorders
GLBTQ - Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer+