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I obtained my Bachelor’s in Social Work from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and my Master’s in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I then went on to obtain a licence as a Clinical Social Worker and certification as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.
WHAT DOES A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER DO?
*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
You can contact me by calling Grafton Village Elementary School or by emailing me at email@example.com