Counseling & Social Services

School guidance counselors and social workers are licensed professionals who play key roles in helping students and families plan for the future and respond to life challenges that might otherwise pose barriers to student success.  They collaborate with community based partners to facilitate access to needed services and resources beyond those that the school itself provides.

Maine DOE School and Student Support staff work closely with colleagues in the Departments of Health and Human Services and other statewide partners to maximize the effectiveness and efficient delivery of resources that help students thrive emotionally and socially.  The Maine-AWARE project is a new collaboration between the DOE and the DHHS Office of Child and Family Services that is building a comprehensive school based mental health delivery framework by 2023.

Contact

Gayle Erdheim
Truancy, Dropout, Alternative Ed., and Homeless Ed. Consultant
Integrated Student Supports Team Leader
(207) 624-6637
gayle.erdheim@maine.gov