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Meet our School Social Worker!

Dear Families,

Welcome to Hamilton Elementary Middle School during this unprecedented and challenging year. My name is David McHale. I have been the School Social at Hamilton Elementary School for the past 14 years, 29 years in the field of social work. I am here to help support your family and the school’s effort to help your child feel safe, help them manage their emotions, and continue to learn and grow.

A brief outline of some of my responsibilities, so you will know what a social worker can does in the school setting:

● Crisis Intervention: bereavement, self-injury or harm to self.

● Individual and group counseling: meet with students weekly or monthly working on issues such as, peer relations, anxiety, stress.

● Classroom interventions: work with the classroom teacher and develop plans to help students manage behavior in the classroom

● Consultant: I’m available for parents and teachers to ask questions for referral information for community emergency services, mental health, and homelessness resources


My office hours are 8:30 AM to 3:30PM Mon to Fri.  I can be reached by my google phone number is (657) 522-1234, or my email address is


You may also find assistance with the following hotline numbers:


  • Call 2-1-1. There's always an answer! 2-1-1 is a hotline providing free, confidential help with just about any health and human service issue you are facing.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 410-889-7884 House of Ruth is a confidential lifeline to survivors of domestic violence in need of help.

  • Here2Help Hotline: 410-433-5175 The Here2Help Hotline from the Behavioral Health System Baltimore offers a confidential advice and emotional support hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


David McHale, LCSW=C

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