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About SSWAG 


Our Vision

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 valued and integral parts of the educational systems in Georgia.

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Our Mission

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 students' academic and emotional functioning.

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Who Are School Social Workers?

School Social Workers are advocates who help students achieve academic success by linking the home, school, and community. To achieve this goal, school social workers provide support services to remove barriers to student success. These support services include intervention, crisis support, mental health counseling, addressing issues of non-attendance and truancy, and behavioral assessments, to name a few.

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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

  • Crisis intervention

  • 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 

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