Laura Ilardo - Social Worker

THUNDERBIRD HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER

 

Laura Ilardo, LCSW
623-915-8924
laura.ilardo@guhsdaz.org


A variety of services are offered for your child, family and community including:

* Support Groups
* Mediations
* Individual Counseling
* Mental health referrals
* Family Support
* Drop-out Prevention
* Behavior issues
* Financial assistance (school lunches, school supplies, etc)  
* Referrals for AHCCCS, Food Stamps, DES, Food Bank
* Unitown Leadership camp
* Clothing Closet (offer free clothes and shoes for the family)
* Adopt-a-Family Holiday Assistance
* Crisis Response


Social Worker Referrals
Concerned teachers, family members, or peers may refer students to the social worker for a variety of reasons.  Administrators may refer students for violation of school policy.  Any student may request to be in a support group or receive emotional support.  The services and supports provided by the school social worker are free.  Additionally, the social worker will make every effort to refer students to outside agencies that offer services for free or on a sliding scale.  The social worker protects student confidentiality.

The social worker plays an important role in helping to increase communication among the home, school, and community.