School Social Worker: Katie Kennedy, MSW LICSW 

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy. I use a strengths-based and solution-focused approach to help students develop coping and self-regulation skills.  

Providing crisis intervention. 
Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success. 
Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management. 
Helping the child develop appropriate social interaction skills. 
Assisting the child in understanding and accepting self and others. 

Working with parents to facilitate their support in their children's school adjustment. 
Alleviating family stress to enable the child to function more effectively in school &community. 
Assisting parents to access programs available to students with special needs. 
Assisting parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources. 

Some of the other roles that I serve at ZM include: 

District Homeless Liaison  
District 504 Coordinator 
Fostering Connections Coordinator  
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Co-facilitator; Grades 7-12 
Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)/Olweus Bullying Prevention/Site Based Team Member 
Student Support Team (SST) Member 
Student Assistance Team (SAT) Member 
Crisis/Prevention Team Member 
Child Protection and Safety Team Member 
Katie Kennedy, MSW LICSW  

My office is located in the Primary building in Zumbrota. 

Feel free to call or email me at: 507-732-7848, ext. #1124 or [email protected].