Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Rashana Robinson
Welcome to my page. I hope you find it useful for tips on emotional and behavior concerns as well as information on community resources that may assist your needs.
A little about me:
American born but British raised, I spent the majority of my life in London, England. I initially studied my Bachelors in Social Work in London, England and graduated in 2011. I specialized in working with adolescent youth. I moved back to America in 2013 and pursed my Masters in Social Work where I graduated in 2017 from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. I interned full time at Stafford County Public Schools during 2016-2017 at Brooke Point High, Stafford High and Conway Elementary School. My love for working with adolescents was seen, and after graduating I began working for Stafford. I have been based at Colonial Forge High since the 2017-2018 school year and continue to service those students while being new to Mountain View High for the 2019-2020.
Although I have an extensive background in a number of different social work avenues, adolescents have always been my passion; and I'm excited to be working at two high schools this current school year. I am currently undergoing my journey to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and working hard with my students to gain the clinical experience and supervision requirements to be able to sit the exam.
A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER'S ROLE:
*Participates in Student Education Committee (SEC) Meetings
*Participates in Special Education Assessment Meetings
*Participates in individual Education Plan (IEP) Meetings
*Prepares a Social History Report for a student who is being consider under IDEA for an Emotional Disability and Autism
*Assists in Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
*Provides IEP counseling and or social skills when appropriate for a child who is experiencing a barrier to accessing their education
*Provides 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 families in connecting them with community agencies such as Court Services Unit, Department of Social Services, and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
*Assist families in providing community resources
*Identify and report child abuse and neglect
*Advocate for needs of students
*Assist staff and families in understanding mental health needs and diagnoses