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    School Social Work Mission
    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.
    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

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