Student Life
Student Services

Social Work

What Do Social Workers Do

List of 3 items.

  • School social workers help students:

    • Achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities,
    • Understand themselves and others,
    • Cope with stress,
    • Develop decision making skills.
  • School social workers help parents:

    • Participate effectively in their children’s education,
    • Understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs,
    • Understand programs available to students with special needs,
    • Utilize school and community resources effectively.
  • School social workers help schools:

    • Understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students,
    • Abilities to make maximum use of their school experience.
    • Utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students,
    • Promote a safe school environment.

How Fenwick Social Workers Help Our Students:

  • Address the social and emotional needs of all students in ways that improve outcomes inside and outside of school.
  • Help students manage crises, problem-solve and develop coping strategies.
  • Work with the Student Services Department, faculty and administration to provide extra support for students who may need it.
  • Provide therapeutic and skill-based counseling services to students individually and in support groups.
  • Reduce family stress by working with parents and guardians to help students navigate the demands of high school.
  • Coordinate school work and provide a continuum of care when students are out with extended absences by acting as liaisons between Fenwick and outside facilities (when applicable). As students transition back to Fenwick High School, we join forces with school counselors to continue providing academic and social-emotional support.
  • Practice with confidentiality, disclosing necessary information upon student and parent request. We abide by The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and may break student confidentiality only in cases where the student is involved in self-harm or harm to others, if someone else is causing harm to the student or when other safety concerns arise.

Meet the Experienced Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Nancy Drennan

    Nancy Drennan 

    Social Worker, Class of 2026 and Coordinator for Wellness/Prevention Programming
    Read Bio
  • Photo of Halle Winkler

    Halle Winkler 

    Social Worker, Class of 2023, 2024, 2025
    Read Bio

Resources

Support4U

Support4U is an anonymous text line for students. Now it's available as an app for you to use! Click HERE, then click on the Fenwick shield. A text message will open up for you to text with a licensed mental health professional. Remember, Support4U is fully anonymous. Feel free to text about any kind of concern that you may be facing.  It's available 24/7/365.  Download this app so you'll have it this summer for you or a friend! If you prefer, text FRIARS to: 844-670-5838. Parents, CLICK HERE to learn more about this resource.

The Hub

The HUB is a closed-loop referral database that helps connect community members to the behavioral health and other social services that they need.
©2022 Fenwick High School. All Rights Reserved.