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“We rise” in support of School Social Work Week

School social workers are important members of the Fayette County Public School System’s instructional support staff, and they play a vital role in helping students meet the academic, social, and emotional challenges on the road to becoming successful and productive young adults. This is why the school system will join the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) in celebrating the importance of school social workers by recognizing School Social Work Week March 5-11, 2023.

School social workers are specialized instructional support personnel who are the link between the home, school and community. They are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, and provide services to students, their families, and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success.

National School Social Work week is a great way to recognize school social workers and celebrate the impactful work they are doing in their school and community. This year’s theme is “We rise.”

During the school year, school social workers are confronted with challenges, heightened anxieties, and anticipated difficulties. However, School social workers face these challenges with strength and resilience. School social workers rise up - supporting their students, families, and school communities. School social workers rise to share hope. They rise to listen and understand. They rise to challenge inequities. They rise to support all students.

The Fayette County Public School System is thankful for the support school social workers provide to the county’s students, families, and school personnel everyday, and encourages the community to join the school system in showing appreciation of school social workers during School Social Work Week 2023.

The School Social Work Association of America, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to the profession of school social work, sponsors School Social Work Week each year during the first full week in March.


Posted 3/3/2023