School social workers in Rockwood are instrumental in providing a caring environment for teaching, learning and for the attainment of competence and confidence. They are trained professionals who assist with mental health and behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, and consultation with teachers, parents and administrators.
Here are some ways in which they plan to assist Rockwood students and staff as the 2020-2021 school year starts:
- Visit families who need information and support regarding health, food, shelter, Medicaid and other community services.
- Refer families to community agencies for resources.
- Create materials in collaboration with social-emotional behavior specialists for parents regarding their COVID-19 concerns and how to deal with them.
- Share materials with parents in collaboration with social-emotional behavior specialists on how to talk to their children about managing change and feelings during times of stress.
- Coordinate services with other related service providers in the schools and community to identify and address other student and adult needs.
- Provide socially distant parental information meetings either in person or online.
- Deliver resources – with safety measures in place - as needed to families who are homebound.