The Fulton County School Social Work Department is designed to identify, assess and explore the barriers that interfere with student achievement. A school social worker is an integral member of a school’s staff and serves as a supportive resource to the student body, parents, staff and the surrounding community.
Services of School Social Workers rendered include, but are not limited to:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Parenting Enhancement Training
- Parent Support Groups
- Crisis Intervention
- Dropout Prevention
- Staff Development and Training
- Home Visits
- DFACS/Juvenile Court Liaisons
- Referrals to community resources
Attendance Improvement Programs
School Social Workers enforce the Georgia Compulsory Attendance Law and provide attendance resources to help support students and parents that include, but are not limited to:
- Providing mentors to students with attendance concerns through the Truancy Intervention Project's (TIP) Early Intervention Program
- Providing a parent training opportunity geared toward increasing parental awareness of the impact absences have on student achievement through the Attendance Intervention Module (AIM)
- Implementing School-Wide Attendance Programs (SWAP) that creatively foster and award good attendance.