How can a School Social Worker help?

   
The School Social Worker works with schools, students and families to eliminate barriers to successful learning by:
Identifying resources for students and families
Assisting families in crisis 
Emergency needs
Advocating on behalf of children and families with agencies and community resources
Consulting with families, school staff, and numerous community agencies

Educational barriers may include:
Parent/School Conflict
Threats of Violence
Suicidal Threats
Domestic Violence
Pregnancy
Abuse (Emotional, Physical, and Sexual)
Discipline Issues
Homelessness
Academic Concerns
Child/Parent Conflict
Runaways
Juvenile Court
Medical Concerns
Financial Needs
Attendance Concerns

Social Workers work with the school, student and family in the following capacities:

School Faculty/Staff Consulations and Support
Student Conferences
Parent Conferences 
Facilitator for Rainbows Grief Group
Crisis Intervention
Referrals to Community Resources

The School Social Worker represents the school system in community organizations:

Attendance Protocol Committee
Local Interagency Planning Team
Multi-Disciplinary Team
School Social Workers Association of Georgia