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.
IN THE NEWS
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
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