Friends of Children Award
This is an award presented to an administrator or community leader who has:
Supported and advocated for school social work services.
Been involved in the development of an innovative program(s) to enhance the delivery of services to students and families in the school/community environment.
Been actively involved in a civic or youth organization or board that positively impacts students and families.
The prestige of the Award is such that it is not necessarily awarded on an annual basis. The recipient is recognized at the SSWAG Spring Conference.
Past Friend of Children Award Recipients
1992 Senator Nathan Deal
1998 Representative Carolyn Hugley
2002 Jane Fonda, GAPP
2003 Mary Smith, Dalton Public Schools
2006 Dr. Marti Giddings, Valdosta State University
2008 Delthia T. Conrad, Coastal Plains RESA
2010 Carol Johnson, United Way of South Georgia
2011 Sue Fort, NASW of Georgia
2012 Assistance League of Atlanta Operation School Bell
2014 Dr. Garry W. McGiboney, Associate Superintendent of Policy Georgia Department of Education
2016 Maria Grovner
Bibb County School Resource Officers
Robert Chatman, Fulton Co. Schools Director of SSWs
Wendy Clifton, NASW Lobbyist
Senator Nan Orrack