Social Workers' Website

At Highland Middle School we have three social workers and each work with a specific grade. Each social worker works with many students who may be going through a tough time and those who are in need of social-emotional support. We also run social skills groups, provide individual counseling, academic assistance and many other supports.


Helping Kids Return to School- Recorded Q&A with Doctors


COVID Resources

COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub- A Hub of Resources to Help you Take Care of Yourself

A Kids' Guide to Coping with the Pandemic- A Guide With a Printable Zine

How to Combat Mask Anxiety- An article with tips for coping with wearing a mask.

Parental Resource Kit- Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being of Adolescents during COVID 19

Helping Children Understand COVID-19- Information to help children understand COVID 19 put out by NorthShore University Health System

Tips for Quarantined Parents- Information from American Psychological Association

Helping Your Child Cope with COVID-19- Presentation of Tips and Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Mental Health During COVID-19- An article sharing signs your teenager may need additional support during this time

Other News

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok- An article explaining aspects of TikTok

Talking to your Child about Tragedy or Crisis- Tips for how to talk to your children about tragedy and crisis

Yolo App-Information about anonymous social media apps including Yolo.

14 Potentially Dangerous Apps- An article that warns parents of 14 apps that can be dangerous for kids.

Instagram's New Guides- An article about the new guides for parents and teens on the safe use of the app

Social Media- An article about social media and anxiety and depression

​After-school restraint collapse-An article about how to help your child after holding it together at school all day.

Fortnite addiction- What to do about your child and Fortnite

Teen vaping- Basic information about teens and vaping

​Text-a-Tip- Link that explains how Text-a-Tip works