Social Worker Corner
The first few weeks of the new school year can be a very busy time for everyone, especially for parents helping their children settle into their new classes and routines.
As the Infant Jesus School Social Worker my role is to offer support for children and parents to help school be as positive and fulfilling an experience as possible.
As a parent, and now a grandparent myself I know so well the world that is “parent- land” holds many joys and also many challenges along the way and can be quite chaotic at times too! It can be helpful sometimes to have the opportunity to talk things over in a supportive and confidential manner.
Included in the services offered is counselling for issues such as resiliency and self-esteem, friendship problems, behaviour issues, anxieties and fears, anger management, grief and loss issues, family change, illness in the the family, and other parenting concerns.
Some group programs are offered during the year such as Seasons For Growth, which assists children in adjusting to loss and change and Tuning In To Kids which is a program to assist parents in finding ways to manage issues and build closer relationships with their children.
If you wish to contact me, I would be very pleased to hear from you, I am available at school every Tuesday and Thursday.
Directly every Tuesday or Thursday on the school number 9276 1769
Speaking or leaving a message with your child’s teacher, or one of the leadership team or at the office.
I really like Maggie Dent`s parenting wisdom and I have included a link to an article shows the importance of those tiny moments of connection with our children. Although it can be hard to find the time those moments of closeness are worth their weight in gold and well worth finding. http://www.essentialkids.com.au/development-advice/development/tiny-moments-of-connection-with-kids-matter-20141123-11sh5r
Penny Storey – Social Worker
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