Each school in the Washington Elementary School District is a unique community with its own set of concerns. The school social worker, along with the community of students, staff, and parents, decide what are the most important needs that concern the school community. Bullying prevention and identification is a mandated issue that must be addressed on every campus. The campus must have a bully prevention program that is implemented throughout the whole campus. The social worker is a key member of the school prevention committee that addresses all school-wide concerns. Parents are welcome to participate on the site council of the school and add input into the school’s goals. Examples of prevention efforts that occur throughout the district and may occur on your school’s campus are listed below.
Bully Prevention: Olweus, Rachel’s Challenge
Character Education: Character Counts!
Drug and Alcohol Prevention: Red Ribbon Week
Violence Prevention: Second Step, Why TryLeadership Building: Leader in Me