• Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Human Services
  • Child, family, and school social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families. They also work to maximize family well-being and to help children do well in school.

    What do they typically do

    • Counsel people about mental health, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care issues
    • Interview individuals or groups to assess their situations, capabilities, and problems to figure out what services they may need
    • Serve as liaison between students, homes, schools, and other agencies to help children with problems like disabilities, abuse, or poverty
    • Maintain case history records and prepare reports
    • Counsel parents with child-rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required
    • Refer clients to community resources and inform them about available services such as job placement, debt counseling, and housing
    • Consult with parents and school staff to determine causes of problems like truancy and misbehavior and to put solutions in place
    • Counsel students who need assistance, diagnosing their problems and arranging for needed services

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