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School Social Workers

Student Support Services


School social workers partner with parents, teachers, and students in a combined effort to help all of our students reach their individual goals for growth in academic, social, and behavioral development. School social workers provide a vital link to community resources and services for both schools and families.

Davis-Townsend, CDHS
Valley, DCHS, Early College, Stoner Thomas
Southmont, Southwood, CDMS
Tyro Elem, Tyro MS, WDHS, Churchland
Reeds, Northwest, Brier Creek
Welcome, NDMS, NDHS
Friedberg, Wallburg, OGHS
Pilot, Friendship, Midway, OGMS
Fair Grove, Brown MS, EDHS
Hasty, LMS, LHS
Silver Valley, Denton, SDMS, SDHS
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