My role as the HMS Social Worker is to provide emotional, social, and mental health support for students in grades 5-8. Working with both individuals and groups, I help guide students on issues such as self-esteem, peer relationships, decision making, conflict resolution, coping skills and stress management. In coordinating with teachers, administration and parents, my goal in working with the student is to decrease emotional and/ or behavioral obstacles that may occur during the academic school day and make sure support systems are in place out of school. I provide community resources, coordination of support systems, and parental/family support.
Referrals for Social Work Services come through our School Counselor, Laura Mike. If she feels a student could benefit from regular check-ins and case management services, she talks with the parents for their consent. Once consent is obtained, I can start meeting with the student.
I work part time, Tuesday through Friday. My hours are the following: