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School Social Work

Field of activity

School Social Work

School social work is an independent field of action of youth welfare - it combines socio-pedagogical approaches with the daily demands of school life.

The primary goal of school social work is to strengthen the personal and social skills of all those involved in school life in such a way that positive effects on the learning and school climate, as well as on personal development, are achieved. Counseling services for school and family challenges are also available to parents and guardians, as well as teachers, and referrals to outside services and assistance are made as needed.

School social work is based on the principles of

  • Voluntariness: Counseling services can be accepted voluntarily.
  • Confidentiality: I am subject to a duty of confidentiality. The contents of conversations require your consent if they are passed on. Aspects of child protection are excluded.
  • Reliability: I am present and available for pupils, teachers and parents/families. Their concerns are taken seriously.

School social work is a cooperative service for pupils, teachers and parents. The involvement and presence on site in everyday school life is important in order to be easily accessible for the pupils.

For the students

  • Individual counseling, intensive support for individual students (for social/emotional issues - no learning content)
  • Class-related projects on topics such as social and emotional skills, conflict resolution, setting boundaries and much more.
  • Preventive offers and counseling (non-violent communication, class community)

For the parents/families/guardians

  • Advice on school, family and other problems
  • Mediation of support services
  • Support during school transitions
  • Joint discussions for you and your child

For the teachers

  • Case discussions
  • Crisis intervention
  • Helping to organize parents' evenings and project days
  • Consulting

Committee work

Another important area of work is participation in working groups. This creates a sustainable network between the various cooperation partners in the families' social environment.