Overview

  • The Forsyth County School Social Work mission is to advocate within the home, school, and community in ways that empower and support all students to achieve educational success. The primary goal of school social work is to address barriers to success, and to provide the resources that students and families need to achieve academic and life success. 
     
     
    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 community agencies

     School Social Workers assist students with educational barriers across a number of areas that could include:

    • Attendance/Truancy Concerns
    • Threats of Violence
    • Mental Health and Behavioral Concerns
    • Suicidal/Homicidal Threats
    • Domestic Violence
    • Pregnancy
    • Abuse, Neglect, and Maltreatment
    • Discipline Issues
    • Homelessness/Unaccompanied Youth
    • Academic Concerns
    • Child/Parent/Family Conflict
    • Juvenile/State Court
    • Health Concerns
     
    School Social Workers support the school, students, and families in the following ways:
    • Home Visits
    • Staff Consultations
    • Student Conferences
    • Parent Contact / Conferences
    • Group Work with Students
    • Advocacy
    • Student Support Team Meetings
    • Mediator
    • Community Resource Linkage
     
    Students may be referred to the school social worker through school counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, other school personnel, community agencies, or self-referred. 
     
     
    Contact Information:

    Mr. Naran Butler-Houck, MSW, LCSW
    School Social Worker
    Forsyth County Schools

    Ph: 770.887.2461, Ext. 100452

    Email: nbutlerhouck@forsyth.k12.ga.us

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    Serving: 

    South Forsyth High School (*Base)

    Lambert High School

    Big Creek Elementary School

    Sharon Elementary School