• What does a School Social Worker (SSW) do?
     
    The School Social Worker works with schools, students and families to eliminate barriers to successful learning by:
    • Developing and identifying resources for students and families
    • Assisting families in crisis or those with 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 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/State Court
    • Abandoned Children
    • Health Concerns
    • Financial Needs
    • Attendance Concerns
     
    Social Workers work with the school, student and family in the following capacities:
    • Staff Consultations
    • Student Conferences
    • Parent Conferences (in person, by phone, mail)
    • Group Work with Students
    • Facilitator
    • Special Education Meetings
    • Student Support Team Meetings
    • Classroom Presentations
    • Trauma Intervention
    • Mediator
     
    The School Social Worker represents the school system in community organizations.
    • Attendance Protocol Committee
    • Child Fatality Review Committee
    • Domestic Violence Task Force
    • Forsyth Community Connection
    • Multi-Agency Team for Children
    • National Association of Social Workers
    • School Social Workers Association of Georgia