Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. 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 four of our high schools. As of the 2019-2020 school year I am the school social worker for Stafford Senior 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 (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.
*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