School Social Worker

School social workers seek to ensure equitable education opportunities; ensure that students are mentally, physically, and emotionally present in the classroom; and promote respect and dignity for all students.

What services does a school social worker provide?

School social workers:

  • Provide support to students through individual counseling, group counseling, collaboration with faculty, social/emotional skill education, and crisis intervention.
  • Provide IEP/504 mandated counseling as well as students referred through staff, self, or parent/guardian.
  • Attend and participate in Committee on Special Education meetings as required.
  • Connect students and families to community  resources as needed.
  • Coordinate character education curriculum and activities such as Red Ribbon week, anti-bullying activities, and more.

Important Resources

Text 4 Teens: 845-391-1000

Provides teens with confidential text line for information, referral and support. Students may text anonymously to 845-391-1000. View the Text 4 Teens information poster.

  • Mon-Thurs: 4-10 p.m.
  • Fri: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Sat-Sun: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Mental Health Association in Orange County

There are various programs offered through Mental Health Association in Orange County. Visit the Mental Health Association in Orange County website for more information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255.

Orange County Mobile Mental Health Team 24/7: 1-888-750-2266

Connect with a trained counselor any time of the day or night when stress, depression or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. Call 888-750-2266 if you are experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Emotional trauma
  • Serious mental illness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family crisis