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Social Workers

What does a School Social Worker do?

Social workers may work with children who are in stable home environments. They respond to crises in the classroom and assess and counsel school children who are experiencing stress, acting out, and/ or being targeted by bullies; some conduct groups targeted toward prevention. They also conduct trainings, make referrals, and serve on interdisciplinary teams.

School social workers offer assistance to children and youth as well as to their parents and guardians. Many are in child welfare. They work with families where there has been abuse, or where there is serious mental or physical illness. They may help parents find resources they need so that the children can stay in the home or return to the home. Sometimes this is not feasible; then they have a hand in finding other placements.

Social workers also provide support and therapy to children who have experienced traumas, losses, or extra-familial abuse. They work with youth who are experienced serious problems.

Mr. Chris Kinder - Social Worker

Email: peter.kinder@bwrsd.org

Phone: 401-245-1460 

Ms. Patty Donahue-Kennedy - Social Worker

Email: patricia.donahuekennedy@bwrsd.org

Phone: 401-245-1460