We envision schools where all children and their families have access to the resources
needed to remove barriers and thrive and where School Social Workers are a valued, integral part
of the educational systems in Georgia.
Through forums of professional development, continuous networking opportunities, and advocacy, the School Social Workers Association of Georgia supports the work of School Social Workers across the state as they employ a myriad of interventions and practices that maximize the academic and emotional functioning on students.
Who Are School Social Workers?
School Social Workers are advocates who help students achieve academic success by linking the home, school, and community. In order to reach this goal, School Social Workers provide support services to remove barriers to student success. These support services include intervention, crisis support, and mental health counseling, addressing issues of non-attendance and truancy, and behavioral assessments to name a few.
What Do School Social Workers Do?
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Social Workers Remove Barriers to Learning By:
Utilizing interventions to help improve school attendance, behavior, and academic achievement
Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program
Alleviating stress by connecting students, family, and school staff by providing appropriate interventions
Assessing students with mental health concerns
Identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect
Conducting home visits
Enhancing the professional capacity of school personnel
Assisting in implementing multi-tiered supports
Creating staff development and professional learning opportunities
Providing case management for students and families