Welcome back students, parents, staff and community members!
Returning for my fourth year as the District Social Worker, I am excited to kick off the 2019-20 school year. 2018-19 was another amazing year for us as we expanded our number of staff and student interns within our Social Work Program. This year marks the start of a new partnership between CVUHSD and UCLA as we will be hosting interns from their Masters of Social Welfare program. CVUHSD has continued to fortify the existing partnerships with our other local universities (USC, CSULB and CSUN) and Hawthorne School District (HSD). Social Work Student Interns will again be placed at all four of our school sites. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the dynamic field of School Social Work as well as become an integral part of the supportive services we offer to our students. Whether the support is academic, occupational, emotional or interpersonal, the Social Work Program is here to help.
For 2019-20, I will continue to oversee our Social Work Program and the services provided to our students. Continuing to listen to our community and with the help of the LCAP, students will be placed first. No student or family has to go it alone. Our district offers many additional services to parents, including workshops, seminars and support groups. Click HERE to go directly to our Social Work Program homepage. You will find lots of helpful information there.
Lastly, I must reaffirm my pledge. I take responsibility for mentoring our youth and I encourage others to do what they can to help the future leaders among us. I believe that if only one student's life was impacted positively by our services, then our efforts will not have been in vain. But I know that we can do more and influence more than just one student; we can impact thousands. We are helping students recreate themselves and build a solid foundation on which to stand tall. I am proud to be a part of that endeavor and I thank you again for this opportunity.