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About School Social Work
School Social Work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School Social workers bring unique professional knowledge and skills to the school system and the student support services team. They are instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools - to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence.
School social workers are employed by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission
School social workers provide unique services to children, youth and their families to help them attain maximum benefit from their school program. Social workers have knowledge of a wide range of social, emotional, cultural, and economic differences among families and are trained to address these needs.
School social workers are often called on to help students, families, and teachers for:
- Consultation and/or counseling with students, families or staff on school or personal issues
- Crisis intervention (at the district and campus level)
- Bio-psychosocial assessment
- Mental health concerns
- Behavioral management and intervention concerns
- Family needs resources
- Case management
- Participation in the RTI process
School social workers have knowledge of resources in the community to serve families in many of the previously mentioned situations.
The following services are provided to families during the case management process:
- Connect families to existing community resources for mental health services
- Educate families about child's performance at school
- Educate parents about how they can help their child in school
- Assist families in obtaining needed food, hygiene supplies, clothing, and school supplies
- Assist families in brokering school systems including lunch application assistance, school enrollment, etc.
Social workers are also trained in assisting and identifying students and families qualifying for homeless services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. More information is available at the Connections Program page.
- Adams(Home Campus), YWLA, GPCI, Travis
- Bush(Home Campus), Garner, Truman, Powell, Ochoa @ Milam
- DAEP(Home Campus), YES, Bowie and Shelters/Motels
- Fannin(Home Campus), Bonham, Crockett, Garcia, Seguin, Williams
- GPHS(Home Campus), GP Early College, Crosswinds and HOPE
- Jackson(Home Campus), YMLA, Dubiski and Highly Gifted
- Lee(Home Campus), Austin, Daniels, De Zavala, Eisenhower, Uplift Lee, Rayburn
- Moore(Home Campus), Dickinson, Florence Hill, Marshall, Moseley, Whitt, Ochoa
- SGPHS(Home Campus), SGP ECHS, Reagan
- Ruth Amaro, LBSW
- Alexis Anderson, LMSW
- Stacia Barrett, LCSW
- Julie Ellison, LBSW
- Feydra Gorsline, LMSW
- Valerie Martin, LCSW
- Courtney Massicci, LMSW
- Ivory Maxwell-Hedger, LMSW
- Sonnia Ortega