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    • Encourage classmates of student to involve student in social interactions if student is withdrawn or shy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 DPSCD School Social Workers perform to assist students in gaining a positive and productive educational experience.