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Social Work In Public Schools

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Social workers can act as consultants while helping educators enhance academic achievement in public schools. Social workers can inform school staff about the educational needs of Black and Hispanic families. They can also teach educators how to work with the families using a strength base perspective. School staff can be taught to view families, institutions and individual situations from a strengths base perspective that is inherent in the person in-environment context. Social workers can instruct families on the importance of education as a mechanism to enhance self-worth and develop empowerment skills. As community advocates, social workers can encourage parents to become involved in students’ academic progress. Neighborhood based organizations
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