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Social Worker

School Social Work at Jie Ming

Social Work Role

School Social Workers Help Students to:

  • Improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Cope with difficult and crisis situations.
  • Develop self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • Learn problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Remove barriers to academic success.

School Social Workers Help Staff With:

  • Developing and implementing plans to enhance students’ school success.
  • Providing ongoing emotional and behavioral support to students.
  • Communicating information about how factors such as family, culture, socioeconomic status, physical and mental health can affect students’ performance.
  • Coordinating community resources to meet students’ needs.
  • Identifying and eliminating barriers to educational success.

School Social Workers are the Link Between Home, School, and Community:

  • Accessment of student needs through observation, interviews, and testing.
  • Individual and group therapeutic services.
  • Crisis prevention and intervention.
  • Working with students in both general education and special education settings.
  • Advocacy for students, parents and the school district.
  • Education and training for parents and guardians.
  • Collaboration and consultations with community agencies,organizations and other professionals.

Contact Information

Social Worker: Dena Wheeler

Phone: 651-592-9790

Email: dena.wheeler@spps.org