School Social Workers

School Social Workers are employed by the school as members of the Child Study Team.  They work on a team along with a School Psychologist and Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant (LDT/C).  Each social worker holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

School Social Workers support students (K – 12) as they develop internal, strength-based assets in the areas of social skills, anger management, positive self-concept, self-advocacy, time management, study and stress management skills related to their successful academic performance in school. 

The expertise of the social worker lies in assessing the student relative to the family, the school, and the community.  the School Social Workers generally gathers information concerning the student’s health, family, and school history as it pertains to the student’s current school functioning.  The School Social Workers is also the professional responsible for coordinating community resources on behalf of students and their families.

Your school social worker’s are:

Danielle Stanley, LCSW
908-852-8150 Ext. 264
dstanley@hackettstown.org

Alison Walek, LCSW
908-852-8550 Ext. 233
awalek@hackettstown.org

 

Transition
http://www.thinkcollege.net

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org

National Mental Health Information Center
http://www.mentalhealth.org

Children and Adults with ADD
http://chadd.org/

Autism Society of American
http://www.autism-society.org

American Association of People with Disabilities
http://www.aapd.com