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WCUSD#1 Social Worker


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School Social Worker


School social workers help STUDENTS:

            Understand themselves and others

            Cope with stress

            Develop decision making skills

School social workers help PARENTS:

  • Understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs
  • Understand programs available to students with special needs
  • Utilize school and community resources effectively

School social workers help SCHOOLS:

  • Understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students
  • Utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students
  • Promote a safe school environment

School Social Workers help COMMUNITIES:

  • Understand school policies, programs, and practice
  • Minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning
  • Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families


(Source: http://iassw.org/about/about-school-social-work)




Midwest Youth Services ( homeless youth ages 14-17) 217-245-6000


Mobile Crisis Response   217-788-7070


Memorial Behavioral Health  217-525-1064


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK (8255)


Child Abuse Hotline 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)


Crisis Center (Emergency housing for Domestic Abuse) 217-243-4357


Gateway Foundation ( drug & alcohol rehab services) 217-280-8682


The Salvation Army (food & utility assistance)  217-245-7124

MCS ( Morgan, Cass,  Scott,) ( Homeless rehousing, rent & utilities) 217-243-9404