District Social Worker K-12

Phone: 610-282-1421 ext: 7106

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, Kutztown University Master's of Social Work, Widener University

Ms. Allison Mullay

Allison has spent the last 15 years working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families providing therapeutic support within their homes, schools and communities. Her approach is holistic and person centered, utilizing a strength-based perspective that views the individual as the expert in their own life. Her passion is to support and empower those she works with to realize their potential and cultivate resilience. She is focused on bridging the gap between families and school as well as, connecting families with outside support and resources. 

Allison has a vast array of experiences including providing behavioral support through the IU #21 and KidsPeace, working for non-profit organizations providing therapeutic and social emotional learning in small group facilitation and individual case management, and spending seven years working within the Allentown School District as an intensive case manager focusing on increasing student attendance, engagement and success in school and in life. She has experiences working with students and families experiencing a vast array of challenges and hardships; including homelessness, abuse and neglect, mental health challenges and substance use. Most recently, she was employed as an outpatient therapist at Haven House, providing individual therapy.

What is the role of a social worker? 
A school social worker provides social services to improve the social and emotional functioning of students and their families. School Social workers are trained mental health professionals that provide therapeutic support to individuals, groups and families; connecting families to community resources and bridging the gap between school and home. Social workers collaborate with community resources, teachers, school staff, parents, guardians and students to support academic and personal success. 

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    Referral Process: 
    Students and families can be referred to the district social worker by school counselors or the administration team.

    A parent can request support at any time for any member of their family. You can contact the district social worker directly or request support by clicking on the link below.

     

    Request support:

    (CLICK HERE)

     

    SLSD community resource site:

    (CLICK HERE)