These issues become more compounded when these situations arise with children living in poverty or those with special needs. After hearing about situations that range from minor issues in the classroom to those requiring legal intervention, I realized that it requires courage and dedication to work as a school social worker as they fill in the roles of an advocate, leader and mentor.
I was also shocked to hear that Arizona has the highest rate of teen pregnancies and teen suicides. This underscores the immense need and valuable role of social workers in the schools. I strongly believe that social workers are a valuable resource that can help ensure needy children gain control over their life and lead a more productive