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Social Work Services

School Social Workers serve as a link between the student’s home and school. They act as advocates for the student and the family in finding solutions for challenges, which adversely affect the student’s academic achievement and adjustment in the home and school.

Child Study Team

The Child Study Team school social workers assist in the reevaluation of students who are experiencing academic and/or behavioral problems within the school setting. They also provide supplemental services to students, parents and school personnel, as needed.

Attendance Services

Attendance Services are provided by attendance social workers, as well as truant officers. They provide intervention, counseling, referrals to appropriate community resources, and, if indicated, referrals to the Youth Crisis Center and the State Attorney’s Office for students with attendance or habitual truancy problems.

Foster Care Services

Foster Care Social Workers serve as liaisons for the school system for students in foster care. Liaisons consult with case workers, parents and providers as needed regarding educational concerns. They advocate for foster care students in the school setting, participate in community and school-based conferences and serve as liaisons to facilitate special transportation requests when required.

Project Access

Project Access provides support and follow-up services to meet the needs of homeless children and youth. Services provided include: after-school care, tutorial sessions, case management, and assistance in securing medical services, immunizations, and other documents needed for school entry.

Child Find

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System provides screening and diagnostic services to persons with special needs from birth to twenty-one years of age who are not enrolled in school. The school social workers assists in the process by gathering information from the individual’s parent, as well as providing referral services to help in alleviating barriers to the individual’s receiving an appropriate education.

Teen Parent Center

The Teen Parent Center provides day care, transportation, and health/social services to teen parents to help them complete school and become self-sufficient.

SAVE (Selected Alternatives for Vocational Education)

Selected Alternative for Vocational Education (SAVE) is a middle school alternative educational program developed to meet the needs of exceptional students who are unmotivated and unsuccessful in their present programs and who are at-risk to drop out of school. They have demonstrated a need for a different approach, different methods, and a different environment.

Some of the services offered by the school social worker, school nurse, and school psychologist are: individual and group counseling, health screenings, parent classes, referral assistance, and classroom presentations.

Student Support Services

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