School Social Work

Welcome to the Dwight Public Schools, School Social Work website!

Hello Dwight Families! We are wishing for a happy fall and happy holidays for all of our students! We're hoping our Redbird and Trojan families are staying safe and healthy throughout this winter season. Help kick Covid-19 to the curb by practicing the 3 W's: WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, and WASH your hands!

Due to potential Covid-19 school closures, the DPS school social work team has provided the following resources for students and families to utilize at home. Please refer to the suggested resources and information, at your convenience. These resources are intended to support social-emotional skill building and well-being.

In the event that students or families would like direct communication/guidance with a member of the DPS school social work team, please don't hesitate to contact Brittani Dahlman, MSW at Dahlmanb@dwightk12.org, or Tanya Bell, LCSW at Bellt@dwightk12.org. Social workers will be available for consultation from 8:30am - 1:30pm.

Thank you.


Please see the following website for free social-emotional and other activities:

https://www.youtube.com/mylemarks & https://youtu.be/iGy1MnUe74s - Helping kids along the way!

https://www.pbs.org/parents/learn-grow - (Emotions & Self-Awareness, Social Skills, Character)

https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/

https://socialexpress.com/ - Click "Limited Time Offer" in response to COVID-19

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVjqDJW5ZukM70z7TpDKJRpJyN1pWfOyd6tMRJo1LZw/edit#gid=0

https://lemonlimeadventures.com/monstrous-emotions-printable-simple-emotions-activity-kids/?fbclid=IwAR0YUsimF4QJw__6Y6AFYtb96H7XJnsZGETYbBwGXRLD4VK1m5Iq7jdCUJE

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/

https://www.positivelypresent.com/pandemic-positivity.html - Has positivity & self-love FREE downloadable coloring pages!

https://www.virusanxiety.com/take-care

https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/free-classroom-activities/

https://district196org.finalsite.com/about/calm-room?fbclid=IwAR1_xO3ES-6eZtvrpJaQeFV8qjCJjBgHn2c5fZB4dCfvGuVYfyQdjXnyelg

https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/bullying-prevention-information/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw Mindfulness activity videos.

https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/

Informational resources are as follows:

https://www.counsellearning.com/?utm_campaign=04c83ad3-0500-4741-8415-04bf3c47d118&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=1a56e8fd-3781-42d3-abcf-ea1416de1e26&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-k8uegwv2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4 - The Yuck Bug; COVID-19 Read aloud story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHba-EBoM8 - The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Corona Virus and Me

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus

https://www.pbisworld.com/

Please see the following documents for more social-emotional learning opportunities:

The documents attached to the right of this text box are resources made available to Dwight schools from Safe Journeys, which provides free supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Livingston County, IL. Services include a 24 hour support line, short term shelter for survivors of domestic violence, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling, and case management. To access services, contact our 24 hour support line at 800.892.3375 or 815.673.1555. Additionally, Safe Journey's staff provides our schools yearly education and prevention services to our students on Erin's Law. “Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches students age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult, teaches school personnel about child sexual abuse, and teaches parents and guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families. Please see the resources to the right in exploring Erin's Law at home.