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School Social Work

Assess student functioning, both formally and informally, incorporating data from multiple sources across settings. Provide appropriate social work services to individuals and groups and their families. Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop intervention strategies to enhance school success. Identify, coordinate family, community resources to enable children to receive maximum benefit from their educational program. Provide crisis intervention services for students. Provide consultation t o school personnel regarding home, neighborhood, and community conditions affecting student well being. Serve as a resource to school staff regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. Consult and collaborate with community agencies and other mental health professionals to coordinate services. Work with students in both general education and special education settings. Participate in Special Education Child Study team. Assist in resolving truancy concerns.   When appropriate assist families make outside referrals to community mental health professionals.