GMS Social Worker
Welcome to Gurrie Social Worker Web Page
1. What is School Social Work
School Social Work addresses many needs of students and their families. Sometimes children don’t feel successful at school because they are having trouble making friends, they are struggling with schoolwork, or because of stress within their family. The School Social Worker can serve as a support person to the child and family as they work together with the school team to help the child become more successful.
Social Work Announcements
John Halligan Assembly November 8th for Gurrie students. John shares his own tragic experience as a dad of a 13-year-old whose son Ryan took his own life in 2003, after incessant bullying since the 5th grade, both in school and online. His story is riveting and powerful, and reminds students that there is a face, a person, and a heart on the other side of the computer screen. John tells the story of his son Ryan and the factors that led up to his son’s suicide. Students will also gain awareness about the signs and risk of teenage depression and suicide and how best to help a friend. John’s website www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org. and has excellent resources for parents.