SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The school social workers of Richmond Public Schools serves students from preschool through the twelfth grade. As advocates and “change agents” for every student in the school division, we are committed to helping each student meet his or her potential. By meeting students where they are we can help to address needs or concerns that may be hindering their academic progress.
In part, the work of the school social worker is to assess the biological, psychological and emotional condition of students to identify and address barriers to achievement. Through the use of strategies and interventions, we empower students and families to overcome personal and environmental challenges which affect learning. Although each student learns and develops at his or her own pace, a school social worker can assist students with remaining on track to graduate.