Group Social Work Services
School social workers often help students to learn and apply a variety of skills in small group settings. While in a group, students can practice the lessons being taught and look forward to positive reinforcement and encouragement for their efforts and the skills that are being developed. Skills such as identifying and understanding feelings, taking turns, winning or losing gracefully and managing frustration are often focused on, as well as many others. Observing the specific skill being taught by the school social worker and direct modeling by their peers often is one of the most effective benefits of working with students in group settings. Please note that social work groups are created around the ever-changing needs of each building and may vary throughout the year. Please contact your child's school social worker for more information or click on the links below for descriptions of each type of group that is typically offered.
Family Change Group
This group aims to identify and include students who have recently experienced parental separation or divorce, are adjusting to a remarriage, blended family, etc.
Social Skills/Self Esteem Group
The goal of this group is to help students improve their social skills and develop tools that will enhance their lives and improve their self-image.
Grief and Loss Group
When the child experiences a loss, the grieving process takes on many forms and this group's purpose is to help the child to develop a sound understanding of their experience. Through helping the child identify and express their feelings, as well as working with each family, it is hoped that a child can continue to progress towards their academic goals.
New Student Group
Changing schools can be very stressful for children and their families. This group focuses on welcoming each new child to our buildings, providing the group with a tour and opportunities to connect with fellow group members for support within our building throughout the school year.