Social work in schools


The INDIT Foundation executes since February 2010 social work in several high schools in Budapest.


In our programs our social workers offer help directly at the schools for the students, their parents, and for the whole community of the school.

The general aims of the programs are, that the students who use our service develop their coping skills, and problem solving abilities; to reach positive changes in their lives; and furthermore that the occurrence of different kinds of deviant behavior within the whole community of the school moderates; and the holding ability of the school community increases.

The school social workers are acting at the cooperating schools, but they are not employed by the school, or other national authorities; they are members of the staff of the INDIT Foundation (this is called the Modell of Pécs). This gives more autonomy for the social workers, and the pressure by the school lessens.

  • Individual case management and consultation
  • Consulting, and giving advice to the students in difficult life situations inside and outside school
  • Giving advices in student – teacher conflicts
  • Consulting, and giving advice about choosing a profession, or leaving school
  • Consulting, and giving advice for parents to help to resolve the difficulties their children have at school, or helping the better handling of the kids at home
  • Delegation of children and their parents to special institutions offering help (child welfare organizations, pedagogic advisory services, family-help, drug treatment outpatient unit, child psychologist, family therapy, labor office, and so on)
  • Helping with social administration, consulting on applications
  • Consulting and mediating between child and parents
    Participate in a teacher - parent consultation

Group work:

  • Social group work in mixed and specific groups
  • Supporting class-communities with different group-methods
  • Seminars for students in various topics
  • Groups for choosing a profession

Community social work:

  • Cooperation with the student-government
  • Cooperation with the local youth-help organizations
  • Cooperation with the parent-Workgroup
  • Introducing and organizing different ways of communication for the students (student-teahouse, movie-club)
  • Organizing free-time programs for students, and helping them to support each other
  • Taking part in the school excursions, in class excursions, in different projects and „pedagogic days“
  • Organizing information exchange opportunities for teachers

Our team:

János Szemelyácz, MD professional leader
Anikó Ambrózay, program coordinator
Zsolt Máté, professional advisor
Tímea Gergál, supervisor

Noémi Szilvia Nyíri school social worker
Giorgio Perlasca Vocational High School and Vocational School of Mercantile and Catering Trade
1106 Budapest, Maglódi str. 8.

Zita Kápolnai school social worker
Ybl Miklós Vocational School of Building Industry
1149 Budapest, Várna str. 21/b

Zita Dorottya Makó school social worker
Csepel-Sziget Vocational High School, Vocational School and College of Polytechnic
1211 Budapest, Posztógyár str. 10.

Margit Molnár school social worker
Arany János Vocational High School and Vocational School of Polytechnic
1072 Budapest, Nyár str. 9.

Tímea Békési school social worker
Szily Kálmán Bilingual Vocational High School, Vocational School and College of Polytechnic
1097 Budapest, Timót str. 3.

Szilvia Renáta Hoffer school social worker