• The Blue Valley School District partners with Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City to provide a total of 40 masters-level social workers to serve both general education and special education needs within EC-21 schools and programs. These social workers work in collaboration with the school counselors and school psychologists to provide large and small group instruction, as well as individual services. 


Mental Health Team
  • Who is your school social worker?

    School Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals who promote
    social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success by collaborating with students, families, staff, and community partners. Your School Social Worker is part of the student support team within your building.

    Your School Social Worker: 

    • Is a link between home, school, and the community 

    • Supports social and emotional health to promote academic achievement 

    • Specializes in understanding people and their behavior in relation to the environment in which they live 

    • Recognizes student strengths to promote change and lifelong resilience 

    • Utilizes a trauma-informed care lens when providing interventions 


    How Students Can See the School Social Worker 

    • Self-Referral 

    • Parent Referral 

    • Teacher/Staff Referral 

    • Referral by Friend 


    The school social workers encourage parent involvement. Prior to providing services, the social worker contacts the parent to introduce services and obtain signed consent. Parents are invited to contact their child’s social worker with any concerns, input, or requests for assistance regarding their child. Together we are a team.