Office of School Social Work

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Office of School Social Work Services to contribute to the successful education of all children by providing comprehensive social work services to empower each child to become a successful learner and productive citizen in a global society. School Social Work Service enables students to achieve maximum emotional, social and educational success within the school environment and the community at large.

School Social Workers are Licensed Mental Health Professionals who provide services related to a person’s social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society.

School Social Workers are an integral part of the educational team who provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support student’s academic and social success.

Service List

Special Projects

  • Vision Services
    Vision program to provide eye exams and eyeglasses for DPS students
  • Mildred A. Ellis Scholarship Fund
    Providing assistance to young people who have overcome adversities while demonstrating the academic and social potential to succeedFor additional Scholarship information, please contact the Office of School Social Work Services at (313) 748-6434 or (313) 748-6435

Links & Resources

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Emotional Impairment

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Behavior Specialists