School Social Work at Jie Ming


     Social Work Role

    School Social Workers Help Students to:

    • Improve interpersonal relationships.
    • Cope with difficult and crisis situations.
    • Develop self-esteem and self-discipline.
    • Learn problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
    • Remove barriers to academic success.


    School Social Workers Help Staff With:

    • Developing and implementing plans to enhance students’ school success.
    • Providing ongoing emotional and behavioral support to students.
    • Communicating information about how factors such as family, culture, socioeconomic status, physical and mental health can affect students’ performance.
    • Coordinating community resources to meet students’ needs.
    • Identifying and eliminating barriers to educational success.


    School Social Workers are the Link Between Home, School, and Community:

    • Accessment of student needs through observation, interviews, and testing.
    • Individual and group therapeutic services.
    • Crisis prevention and intervention.
    • Working with students in both general education and special education settings.
    • Advocacy for students, parents and the school district.
    • Education and training for parents and guardians.
    • Collaboration and consultations with community agencies,organizations and other professionals.
  • Contact Information

    Social Worker: Dena Wheeler

    Phone: 651-592-9790