Schools and students need the help of social workers

08/20/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Social workers can help alleviate some of schools' and students' most pressing problems, according to Jessica Ritter, an assistant professor of social work at Pacific University in Oregon. She writes that social workers can help children with special needs, decrease violence and bullying, offer counseling and more. Oregon should join 32 other states and license school social workers to allow more into public schools, she writes.

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