Tuesday 10

Tuesday 10: Ways to IMPROVE school ATTENDANCE

If I had an nemesis truancy would be it.  As a middle school social worker I am responsible for tracking, and intervening for over 700 students.  I'm learning lots along the way and here are the 10 ways I am banishing truancy on my campus... #1- Warning Letter Warning letters are official documents created by… Continue reading Tuesday 10: Ways to IMPROVE school ATTENDANCE

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Tuesday 10: Get Teens Talking in Therapy

Let's face it...sitting across from a teenager in therapy can be intimidating.  Whether it be the eye-rolling pretty girl or cross-armed bad boy, teens are perhaps the most blatant clients a social worker can have.  I have been known to crack a teen or two.  Here are my 10 tips for opening the conversational flood gates with a teenager: 1. … Continue reading Tuesday 10: Get Teens Talking in Therapy