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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

SMITH STEM SCHOOL

64 St. James St.
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-236-3315
Fax: 860-236-3342

Teresa Giolito, Principal 

Social Worker, L.C.S.W.

Mr. Luis Ramirez
Phone 860-236-3315
Voice-mail: 1229

 

Luis Ramirez

 

 

School Social Worker

 

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy.  

Below are more detailed examples of what a school social worker provides in an educational setting / school.  


RELATED SERVICES:

  • Participate in special education assessment meetings as well as individual educational planning meetings.

  • Work with those problems in a child's living situation that affect the child’s adjustment in school. (home, school, and community)

  • Preparing a social or developmental history on a child if needed.

  • Counseling (group and individual)

  • Mobilize family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program.

  • Assist in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

 

SERVICES TO STUDENTS:

  • Provide crisis intervention.

  • Develop intervention strategies to increase academic success.

  • Assist with conflict resolution and anger management.

  • Help the child develop appropriate social interaction skills.

 

SERVICES TO PARENT/FAMILIES:

  • Work with parents to facilitate their support in their children's school adjustment.

  • Provide support to the child so that they can function and effectively engage in  school & community.

  • Assist parents to access programs available to students.

  • Assist parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources.

SERVICES TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL:

  • Provide staff with essential information to  better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance and behavior.

  • Assess students with mental health concerns.

  • Assist teachers with behavior management.

  • Provide direct support to staff.

 

SCHOOL-COMMUNITY LIAISON:

  • Obtain and coordinate community resources to meet students' needs.

  • Advocate for new and improved community/school service to meet the needs of students and families.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • December 2018
    • MonDec17 Cocoa and Caroling 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • TueDec18 Last Day for Stop Motion Animation and Puttin' on a Show STEAM PM
    • ThuDec20 Last Day for Kids on Stage and Robotics and Engineering STEAM PM
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 PTO meeting/Library 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • ThuJan31 STEM/Take Apart/Lego Night (Snow Date 2/7) 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb28 Family Literacy Night 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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