Intervention Strategies

School Social Workers provide interventions that are multifaceted and comprehensive. Intervention strategies include:

Direct Services

  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Individualized academic and curricular interventions outlined in the IEP (Individual Educational Plan)
  • Classroom-based interventions
  • Consultations with teachers, parents and other service providers to harmonize approaches to inappropriate behavior
  • Effective discipline strategies
  • Crisis planning and management
  • Peer Group discussions on behavioral/emotional issues
  • Family counseling
  • Assertive discipline
  • Participation in the development of Functional Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

Indirect Services

  • Frequent conferences with parents
  • Send positive notes home regarding student’s behavior
  • Encourage classmates of student to involve student in social interactions if student is withdrawn or shy
  • Encourage counselors, teachers, administrators and parents to have student utilize daily progress reports
  • Parenting education and support groups
  • Facilitates referrals of children and families to appropriate community resources
  • Maintain case files with required documents on all active cases

These are examples of the interventions DPS School Social Workers perform to assist students in gaining a positive and productive educational experience.