Social Workers

The University Academy school Social Worker’s role in student development is to help each student reach their full potential. The School Social Worker assists students and their families in locating resources and finding opportunities, both at school and in the community, to ensure that they are able to be successful while in school. The school Social Worker provides faculty, students, and families with an understanding of the psycho-social development of children and the influences of family, community, environment, and cultural differences as they interact with the educational process.

The School Social Worker provides the following services to students and families:

  • individual and group counseling (anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss, etc.)
  • advocacy
  • crisis intervention
  • character development
  • locating community resources
  • uniform assistance

Please contact Ms. Brianne Phillips by phone at 816-412-5956 or by email at if you have any questions about the school social work program, would like to refer your child for services, need uniform assistance, or have gently used uniforms to donate. 

Resources During COVID-19
Food Resources:
Area Kitchens Serving Meals
Free Meal Delivery
Pandemic - EBT

Internet Resources:

KC Library Resources
Children's Mercy Tool Kit for Parents During COVID-19

Join us once a month for our new Parent Lunch & Learns. Enjoy a light lunch while learning about hot topics that are pertinent to raising kids in today's world. 

Social Media and Your Child
Signs of Suicide - Intervention
Depression Screening

Lunch & Learn Handouts
Food Allergies & Asthma
Bullying Prevention
Suicide Prevention
Positive Discipline
Body Safety and Consent
Easing Test Anxiety

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