What is the role of the School Counselors?
From the Maine DOE: "Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development. School counselors are certified professionals with a minimum of a masters’ degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students."
What is the role of the School Social Worker?
From the School Social Work Association of America: "School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success."
Social Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Supports Resources
RSU #3 School Counseling Curriculum Resources