Social Work

Stephanie Galloway-Maslanik

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS/GUARDIANS & FAMILIES:

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to have a variety of feelings and reactions. If your child or family is struggling, needs support or has specific emotional needs during the time off, please call/text (814-506-5685) or send a message (sgallowaymaslanik@jvsd.org) to request a contact! I will arrange a meeting via Internet (virtual face-to-face) or telephone with myself or Mrs. Reynolds, our school psychologist. Please indicate your preference in the type of meeting (virtual face-to-face or telephone) in your message. I will be trying to reach out to many of you with whom I have had recent contact soon, but do not want to miss anyone who needs the support!

ABOUT ME:

Welcome!  I joined JVSD as the K-12 school social worker in August 2016.  I have 18 years of post-master's level experience with children, adolescents, adults and families.  I received my BSW at Juniata College in 2001 and my MSW at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002. 

I have a license in clinical social work and am a registered play therapist-supervisor. I am also a ScreamFree Certified Leader.  I have worked in primary care/women's healthcare offices, outpatient therapy, partial hospitalization programs, behavioral health inpatient units and residential treatment facilities in addition to recreation centers and mentoring organizations. 

I am the mother of two children, a 14-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter.  I have been married for 17 years to Scott Maslanik, who is in his 24th year at JVSD as the health, physical education and driver's education teacher.

REMIND APP:

For those who like using the Remind App to communicate, I have established "classrooms" for both elementary and high school families. I have the settings private, so that no one can see you have joined the group, you cannot search for the group without a link and I have to approve your admission to the group. See below for the links.

Elementary: https://www.remind.com/join/jvsswes

High School: https://www.remind.com/join/jvsswhs

ABOUT SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK:

A school social worker helps others manage and cope with stress, regardless of the source, and performs multiple roles throughout the day.  Some of these include individual, group, family and classroom interventions/lessons.  School social work interventions are normally short-term and solution-focused.  It is not a replacement for outpatient counseling. 

Sometimes, a student may have an immediate need and see the school social worker only one time.  Other times, a student may need short-term, regular sessions, or longer-term contact.  The goal of any contact with a school social worker is to improve social-emotional well-being and management of stress which promotes overall academic success. 

Remember, learning can be very challenging if a student is overwhelmed by thoughts, feelings and stress!  Please feel free to call or e-mail me with concerns or needs your child might have. 

 

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS:

The Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk for Huntingdon County will occur virtually on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Walkers will walk on their own in a space of their choice, but still need to register as there will be a drive-by pickup for walk swag bags. There will also be opportunities to create virtual message boards for walkers and teams! To join Stinging Against Suicide, create your own team or register to walk as an individual or make a donation, go to: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/stinging-against-suicide

 

STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

Our Student Assistance Program (SAP) meets every other week to discuss student needs and concerns and determine what will best support our students.  Brochures, referral forms, consent forms and behavioral-observation forms can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage.  Anyone can make a referral to SAP if there is a concern about a student.  If you have any questions, please call or e-mail me!

 

SAP Team Members

Name Position
Stephanie Galloway-Maslanik School Social Worker
Michael Estep High School Principal
Dan Waite Life Skills Teacher
Andra Sipols Minor English Teacher
Heather Heeter English Teacher
Tammy Snavely SAP Liaison/Youth Advocate Programs
Alyssa Craig/Melody Fortney/Laura Crawford SAP Liaison/Mainstream Counseling