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Grady County Schools Social Services Department
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The mission of the Grady County Schools Social Services Department is to help all students reach their full potential.  School social workers provide unique services to students, families, and schools to address a wide range of social, economic, and emotional issues that may affect learning.  School social workers provide services to students in PreK through 12th grade and serve all schools in Grady County.  Depending upon the nature of the situation, individual students and/or the entire family may be referred to outside agencies to address the identified needs.  Grady County Schools Social Service Department has established close working partnerships with Juvenile and State Court, Department of Family Children Services, Public and Mental Health Agencies, Grady County Children and Youth, and other Community Agencies and Programs.  School social workers receive referrals from the social work portal. Request for school social work services come from administrators, school counselors, teachers, school nurses, parents, student themselves, and community agencies.

School Social Workers provide or conduct the following services:
Crisis intervention (child abuse, suicide, etc.)
Identification of system barriers to learning
Consultation with schools, parents, and the community regarding students' academic, social, & emotional needs
Knowledge of pertinent laws and policies
Case management services
Referrals to community agencies
Student and parent conferences
Home visits
Contribution in Student Support Team meetings
Participation with Special Education Eligibility/Staffing
Chair local community committees to assist families and students
Work with Attendance Support Teams to improve attendance via the Georgia Compulsory School Attendance Law
Mediation
Group work such as social skills building, anger management, and etc.
Advocate
Identify homeless students and provide needed services in conjunction to the Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
School-Community Liaison
Workshops, Trainings, In-Service
Assistance to schools in coordinating Hospital Homebound Services

Grady County School Social Workers
Director of Social Services
Mrs. Noni Brown, MSW
School Social Worker
Dr. Katina Cooper, DSW, MSW

122 N. BROAD STREET | CAIRO, GA 39828 | PHONE: 229-377-3701 | FAX: 229-377-3437