About SSAWAG

Our Mission

The School Social Workers Association of Georgia seeks to improve the quality of services to students so as to enhance their individual and educational potential.

 

Who we are 

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 we do 

We 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

  • Assesing 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