Social Work Services
What is Social Work?
A social worker within a school can provide a multitude of support for students, parents faculty, and staff. Montcrest strives to provide a supportive environment with a focus on the social and emotional wellness of the members of the school community. A social worker can provide individual counselling, parenting support, in-class psychoeducational programming, crisis management and age and stage developmental education. This is all provided in a confidential and professional manner, with the best interest of the individual as the main priority.
Who is Montcrest’s Social Worker?
Daniela Aptowitzer (Ms. A.) is a Masters of Social Work, who has been working with children and families for the past 14 years. Daniela believes that through the use of empathy, self-awareness and advocacy, resilience and independence can be identified and nurtured.
How are Social Work Services accessed?
Teachers and parents are able to seek out support by contacting our School Social Worker, Daniela Aptowitzer, directly. Students can come directly to Daniela, or through faculty, staff or parents.
In accordance with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, there is a consent process where the bounds of confidentiality and informed consent will be explained. Children over the age of 12 are able to provide their own consent for Social Work services.