Social Work for Students
Reasons to Visit the Social Worker
- You are feeling depressed, stressed, lost, angry, upset, overwhelmed, etc.
- You are going through a difficult situation at home, with your friends or at school
- You are not getting along with someone
- You are feeling bullied
- You are thinking about hurting yourself
- Someone is hurting you
- You are worried about a friend
- You experienced the death or illness of someone significant in your life
- You are struggling getting along with someone else
- You feel you are in an unhealthy relationship
- You are struggling with your sexuality
- You feel alone or like there is no one you can talk to
- You need advice for an upcoming situation in your life
- You need a place to vent
Anyone can talk to the social worker! I'm here to help.
- I am here to LISTEN in a Safe, Non-judgemental, and Confidential setting. What we talk about stays between you and I (unless you are talking about something that effects your safety or the safety of someone else)
- I can offer strategies to help cope with difficult situations
- I can help you navigate and problem-solve social or emotional concerns
Tips for Students:
- When feeling angry, worried, or troubled, discuss your feelings with a parent, another trusted adult or a trusted friend. Teachers, coaches, social workers, and counselors are some examples of adults who can help.
- Find safe and healthy interests that you enjoy outside of school and home.
- Write down some goals for the future to help you stay focused on things that really matter. This can help you put day-to-day problems into perspective.
- Avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; these don't help with problems and often make things worse. Instead, think about positive ways to handle problems and the feelings that go along with them.
- If you're struggling with your mood, drug use, or sexuality, get help.
YOU NEVER NEED TO FEEL ALONE!
(Adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
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