Welcome to Spruce School Social Work Department
My Name is Christopher Janicki-Howe, students refer to me as Mr. Janicki. I am a licenced Master of Social Work. I have been with the district for 2 years now. Prior to working in North Tonawanda City School District I trained at the Child Advocacy Center in Erie County providing clinical counseling for children (ages 4-18) and their families. In college I was lucky enough to intern at Spruce Elementary School as a Special Friend in the Social Work Department. I am happy to be back at Spruce as I feel I have returned home.
What takes place in the Social Work office?
Depending on your childs needs the Social Worker will create a individualized theraputic plan to adress the needs of your child.
What type of therapy is used?
Child-Centered Play Therapy
How do I get my child into the Special Friends program?
Contact the Social Worker in the building and a permission form can be sent home.
How long is Special Friends?
It runs the entire school year.