Ms. Leah Lottes serves as the Youth First Social Worker for Grades K-12 at Barr-Reeve Community Schools. Youth First social workers work with students individually and in groups to strengthen the lives of young people and their families through evidence- based programs that promote healthy behaviors, prevent substance abuse and maximize student success.
What does a Youth First Social Worker do?
Helps students develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
Helps students develop good relationships with peers, parents, teachers, and siblings
Helps students improve their communication skills and develop effective decision-making strategies
Helps students deal with personal concerns, developmental tasks, crises, school related problems, home concerns, health, and physical development
Helps to ease the transition between school settings
Plans and implements with teachers a program of activities designed to enhance the personal social/emotional development of students