School Social Work Services
Norwin School District employs two full-time school social workers, Mrs. Lisa Laughery, LSW and Ms. Paige Flore, LSW.
Mrs. Laughery provides a variety of services for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Primarily, Mrs. Laughery provides school-based therapy to students who have an IEP and an identified need under their related services. Mrs. Laughery has been practicing since 2012 and has experience with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, social skills, emotion regulation, and ADHD. Providing therapy at school assists in removing barriers for families to access necessary services, such as transportation, consistency in treatment, and busy schedules. Mrs. Laughery is also able to coordinate services with outpatient service providers to ensure continuity of care.
Ms. Flore provides services to secondary students in 7th-12th grades. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's in Social Work. She enjoys working with all the students, parents, staff and the community. She has experience with different mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and emotional regulation. Ms. Flore assists families and students to help overcome attendance barriers in the educational setting.
In addition to school-based therapy, Mrs. Laughery and Ms. Flore serve as Home-School Visitors for the District. They also provide professional development to staff on various mental health and other topics and consult on behavioral health plans for students in need.