social worker

National School Social Work Week is marked every first full week of March to celebrate school social workers across the nation and appreciate their work in helping students achieve academic success. Did you know social work began in U.S. schools over 110 years ago by visiting teachers? School social workers are professionals within the social work field that work with teachers, parents, and school administrators. They help students deal with mental health and behavioral challenges and provide academic and classroom support. They also help in developing education policies, work with crisis interventions, and identify and report child neglect and abuse. School social workers mainly work in primary and secondary schools. School social workers are a crucial part of the educational system, providing essential support and resources to students and families in need. Their dedication and tireless efforts to help children and youth overcome personal, social, and academic challenges are invaluable. They play a vital role in promoting mental health and well-being, fostering positive relationships, and advocating for the rights and needs of vulnerable populations. Without their skills, expertise, and compassion, many students would struggle to succeed in school and in life. As a result, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all school social workers for their selfless service, unwavering commitment, and profound impact on the lives of so many young people. Thank you for all that you do.