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School Social Work Services

Through SDCOE’s School Social Work Services program, you can network with other school social workers, find professional learning opportunities, and gain valuable resources for you, your students, and your colleagues.

At SDCOE, the School Social Work Services program:

  • Supports small school districts and SDCOE programs by organizing the implementation of social-emotional mental health support services
  • Provides placement and field experience through internships by partnering and collaborating with universities throughout California, BSW, MSW, and MSW-PPSC
  • Supports professional development for school social workers and administrators through the School Social Work Leadership Consortium
  • Provides school social work resources and technical support to all 42 school districts

What is a School Social Worker?

School social workers play an important role in education, serving as the link between the home, school, and community, providing direct and indirect services to students, families, and school employees to promote and support the academic and social success of students. They are trained mental health professionals providing services related to a student’s social and emotional well-being.

School social workers are knowledgeable about community resources and serve as a bridge to connect students with needed services.