What are some of the most common related services used in schools?
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As a related service, school social work supports students with disabilities whose academic, behavioral, or social-emotional issues interfere with their education. Many factors—such as a student’s life in the school community, or his or her home environment—can influence a student’s performance at school. Students with disabilities might receive services such as:
Social Work Providers
The requirements for school social work providers vary across states. The majority of states require a master’s degree in social work for licensure or certification; however, a small number of states license bachelors of social work. A specialty certificate in school social work is offered by the National Association of Social Workers, but is not required for employment in the schools because each state has its own state certification, credential, or licensing process.
Roles: A primary role of school social workers is to partner with parents and other school or community professionals on problems that affect the student.