Meet Your Social Worker
Phone: (540) 658-6840 x1168
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Katrina Clement
Thank you for visiting my page! I hope you'll find it useful in navigating helpful tips for emotional and behavioral concerns as well as linking to community resources.
My heart is in social work! I attended Germanna Community College prior to earning my BA in Sociology from the University of Mary Washington in 2005. I worked my way through graduate school where I completed two clinical internships, one of them providing individual therapy to adults and children without insurance and the other with SCPS. I graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with my Masters in Social Work. I worked for a short time doing intensive in-home counseling and then worked in the private day school setting with students who have severe emotional disabilities and Autism. An opportunity opened within SCPS and I jumped at the chance to join this amazing group of dedicated Social Workers! In 2013, I completed all of the clnical experience and supervision requirements to sit for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam and am proud to say, I earned my LCSW! Since working within SCPS I have had the priviledge of working in three of our high schools. I am currently the school social worker for North Stafford High School as well as Mountain View High School.
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 for a child who is being considered to have an emotional disability or Autism
*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.
*Assist families in connecting with community agencies such as Court Services Unit, Department of Social Services, and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
*Identify and report child abuse and neglect
*Advocate for needs of students
*Assist staff and families in understanding mental health needs and diagnoses
Check back in the Fall for information re: Holiday Assistance
If you receive benefits from DSS, you should receive notice of their Holiday Assistance in late September-October. If you do not, check their website or cotact them for their dates to sign up. The dates come early and have strict, short timelines.
Also, Salvation Army, and SERVE typically offer Holiday Assistance.