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Social Work Supports at Palos East

Social Work Supports at Palos East

Palos East offers numerous support services to assist students in developing skills related to social and emotional development. Numerous interventions and supports are offered throughout the year to students based upon identified need.

For more information on any supports, please contact the School Social Worker.

Mentor Program

The Palos East Mentor Program brings together students with staff members for one on one weekly meetings. Students and staff members meet together during lunch or recess periods for 10 week sessions to build positive relationships in the school environment.


The PALS program is a divorce and loss support group for students identified as needing support. Students meet within small groups with same age peers and a trained staff member. Groups meet one time per week for 10 weeks. PALS usually begins in the late fall.

Social Language Groups

Social Language Groups are instructional groups co-facilitated by the school social worker and speech language pathologist. Students within the groups are identified as needing instruction/support in the area of social/pragmatic development. Groups are ongoing throughout the school year and are created based upon student need.