Social Work

Alexa Ard

More than 200 social workers are being placed in schools throughout Nevada this academic year. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

The Nevada Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environments, established during last year’s legislative session, is funding the addition of two-hundred-nine-point-five school social workers.

Alexa Ard

State funding helped place social workers and other mental health professionals into Nevada schools this year. While Clark County received 104 positions, Washoe County got four. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores why.

During the 2015 legislative session, state lawmakers awarded a new grant to bring an estimated 161 social workers into schools. If proven successful, the program will be renewed in June.

Noah Glick

During the last legislative session, state lawmakers passed two bills that are bringing more mental health professionals into schools across the state. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has that story.

Amber Reid is a social worker for the Washoe County School District. This year, she is joined by four new contract social workers, part of the state’s push to improve mental health services in schools, something she says is critical for improving student achievement.

Health Watch: Social work in today's society

Sep 12, 2014

In this Health Watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks to Dr. Goutham Menon, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the role of social work in today's society.  


Health Watch: Mental health services for children in Nevada

Aug 5, 2014

Today on Health Watch, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Kelly Wooldridge, deputy administrator for the State of Nevada, Division of Child and Family Services and Jill Manit, who serves on the faculty for the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.