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School Social Work (SSW) Services

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

School Social Worker - School Social Worker (ages 0-21) - 7.07 (PDF)

School Social Workers are one of the few resources in schools for addressing personal and social problems that potentially inhibit a student’s ability to learn. There are nearly 10,000 school social workers in the United States today, and approximately 400 in Colorado, who realize that students who are hungry, sick, or worried about their families cannot achieve as well in school as students who do not have these concerns. School social workers, like many Americans, are concerned about the growing social problems affecting our youth – including substance abuse, teen pregnancy, HIV infection, suicide, abuse and neglect, and family violence. As a critical link between the school, the family, and the community, school social workers help make these environments more beneficial to students.

School social workers provide a range of services including:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of students for special education services;
  • Individual and/or group counseling with students experiencing mental health or social difficulties;
  • Setting up student assistance programs and providing supports for all students;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Encouraging parent participation through phone contacts and home visits with parents who are overburdened;
  • Navigation of systems and accessing resources for students and their families; and,
  • Collaborating with teachers.

Office Hours

Krista Klabo will be offering monthly office hours beginning September 21st on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Register for the School Based
Mental Health Meeting

The School Psychology & Special Education Evaluation Specialist focuses their work on supporting school psychologists and school social workers in schools in Colorado. They can provide support in the areas of special education evaluation and eligibility, Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports, and mental health for students with disabilities. If you have questions regarding licensing, please contact the Colorado Department of Education Licensing Team directly (information below under "Resources"). If you have questions relating to private practice, please contact the Department of Regulatory Agencies (information below under "Resources").

Request Professional Development, Training, and/or Coaching


Colorado School Psychology and Social Worker Positions

Resources and Information

Licensing Information

Department of Regulatory Agencies 

School Mental Health and Behavior Listserv

The School Mental Health and Behavior Listserv is a great way to receive information through periodic emails on statewide training(s), job opportunities, and mental health and/or behavior related events. If you would like to sign up for the listserv, please send your request to Amanda Nieser, Program Support:  Email Amanda Nieser, nieser_a@cde.state.co.us.

 


For more information, please contact:

Krista Klabo, Ed.S  NCSP
School Psychology and Special Education Evaluation Specialist
Email Krista
(720) 284 – 2524

 



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