School Social Worker
School Social Worker - Pearl River High School
My name is Norma Canals and I am the school social worker for the Pearl River School District. My role as a school social worker is to help identify and address the social emotional issues that can interfere with academic progress. Through counseling, crisis intervention, referrals and prevention programs, I assist young people overcome the day to day struggles children and adolescents face today. I also provide students and their families with support, referrals and resources. Together with parents/guardians, teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators and other support staff, I help in developing appropriate interventions and strategies that will best serve the student.
Referrals can be made by teachers, staff, guidance, administrators, parents, and students themselves.
Links to Helpful Local Social Services Resources
Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug dependence, Inc. (RCADD) is a not-for-profit agency that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assessment and referral to treatment for individuals and families affected by family diseases of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. http://www.rcadd.org/
Mental Health Association of Rockland County, Inc. (MHA Rockland) assist people living with mental illness and/or addiction to embrace life and redefine themselves. We also welcome and support families, friends, employers, and colleagues who care about those struggling with these issues.
Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1982. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. CANDLE's goal is to improve the health and climate of our schools and our communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk. http://www.candlerockland.org/
NAMI-FAMILYA is a helpline for families of those with mental illness. NAMI provides education and support groups. http://www.namirockland.org/
VCS Counseling and Family Services provides accessible and affordable counseling services and family support groups. http://www.vcs-inc.org/
Al-Anon Family Groups provides strength and hope for families and friends of problem drinkers.