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Ms. Neugebauer's Social Work Spot

Ms. Neugebauer's Social Work Spot

Welcome to my Web Page!

I am extremely honored and blessed to be a part of the Drauden Point Staff!  I am entering my 10th year as one of their School Social Workers!  Prior to being at Drauden Point, I spent 3 years at Plainfield South High School and 1 year at Forest Trail Middle School located in Park Forest, Ilinois.  I have my Master's Degree in Social Work and I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  You will find me working the clock or book at basketball games, volleyball games and even at the track meets.  I really enjoy being around our amazing students!  Outside of school, I enjoy being with my family, friends, traveling and cheering on my favorite sports teams (Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers)

Please feel free to contact me any time at:


Phone:  815-577-4966

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a School Social Worker? 
School Social Workers (SSW) are a vital part of the educational team, working together with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists and other staff. Their unique graduate level training in social work enables them to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home, and community on children.

School Social Workers identify factors that can make school a more successful experience for students.

 What do School Social Workers Do?

School Social Workers help STUDENTS:

·  achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities

·  understand themselves and others

·  improve interpersonal relationships

·  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

 School Social Workers help COMMUNITIES:

·  understand school policies, programs, and practices

·  minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning

·  develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families

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