The Fayette County Public School System will celebrate School Social Work Week from March 1-7.
School social workers play a vital role in helping students meet the academic, social, and emotional challenges on the road to becoming successful and productive young adults.
Each year The School Social Work Association of America creates a theme that best represents the core values of their association, this year’s theme is “Beacon of Hope: School Social Workers – Lighting the Way.”
School social workers are specialized instructional support personnel who are the link between the home, school, and community. They are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, and provide services to students, their families, and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success.
The Fayette County Public School System is thankful for the support school social workers provide to the county’s students, families, and school personnel every day, and encourages the community to join the school system in showing appreciation of school social workers during School Social Work Week 2020.