• Shaia Hubbard, MSW

    Thank you for visiting my page. I sincerely hope you find it useful in locating resources for academic, emotional and behavioral concerns in addition to linkage to community resources. From time to time, I will update the page with additional resources and information.

    I attended Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelor and Master’s in Social Work. I also have a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining Stafford County Public Schools, I worked at an agency providing supports to adults with intellectual disabilities before transitioning to working with adults with mental health diagnoses at a local community services board. I also worked for over thirteen years at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, supporting persons with physical and sensory disabilities.

    The beauty of being a social worker is the ability to work in multiple settings, whether it be a social service agency, hospital, private practice or school. I look forward to working with the students, families and staff in Stafford County!

    WHAT A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER DOES

    *Participate in Student Education Committee (SEC) meetings

    *Participate in Special Education Assessment meetings as well as Individual Education Plan (IEP) Meetings

    *Prepare a social history report (bio-psycho-social) for a child who is being considered for certain special education services

    *Assist in Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans

    *Provide IEP counseling, when needed and appropriate, for a child who is experiencing a barrier to accessing their education

    * Provide crisis intervention

    *Assist teachers and staff in developing intervention strategies to increase academic success

    *Provide direct support to the self-contained classes, especially the Emotional-Behavioral Support classrooms

    *Assist parents in accessing community resources. To include: out-patient counseling providers, psychiatrists, DSS services, food pantries, shelters, and other community resources.  

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