"Be a Bucket Filler"

One of the key roles of the School Social Worker is creating effective connections between school staff, families, and communities for the purpose of meeting the psychological, behavioral, academic, and social needs of all students.   School Social Workers provide: individual and group counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, home visits, conflict resolution, consultation, and coordination of school and community services.

School Social Work Services-an overview (adapted from SSAA)

Help students to:

  • cope in times of crisis
  • become resilient successful learners
  • increase their personal and social skills
  • access mental health services

Support parents to:

  • effectively participate in their child’s education
  • understand their child’s developmental and educational needs
  • access school and community resources

Work with educators to:

  • work effectively with parents
  • participate in the special education process
  • devise and implement interventions to address students needs
  • meet educational outcomes for students of diverse backgrounds
  • understand family, cultural, and community factors affecting students

Linking schools & communities to:

  • coordinate the delivery of educational and mental health services

For further support or questions please contact:
Kate Richardson, L.C.S.W. (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Kate supports students in grades K-1-2 at WIMS

Raquel Cooper, L.M.S.W. (Licensed Master Social Worker) Raquel supports students in grades 3-4-5 at WIMS

Hailey Peters, School Psychologist and PPT Chair for all grade levels at WIMS

Lisa Kieslich, School Counselor and 504 Chair working with grades 6-7-8 at WIMS

Request to Connect with WIMS’s Mental Health Team

Please feel free to email or call the Google Voice line at (860) 410-6028 to connect with WIMS’s mental health team.  If you plan to call, please try to honor the office hours of 8:00-3:30 Monday-Friday during the school year.  A team member will be getting back to you within two business days.  Thank you so much for reaching out and we look forward to connecting soon!

*Consultation sessions are not to be used for emergencies.  In the event of an emergency or a safety concern, please call 911.  

Additional Resources:

Call 2-1-1:       211 connects families with local services that include:  mental health supports/crisis intervention, financial assistance, housing, healthcare, and more. 



Suicide Prevention Lifeline:    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

https://www.sprc.org/   CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence


https://ctsafeconnect.com/  (888) 774-2900