School Social Work Services

About Us:

Social work services is a specialization which applies social work principles and methodologies to educational environments with the primary goal of removing any barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling his or her academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve two to three sites.

Our Vision and Mission

School Social Work Responsibilities

Participating in the special education screening and eligibility process is the primary role responsibility for school social workers serving in general education settings. This includes participating in student-centered meetings such as Child Study Teams and Local Screening Committees, interviewing parents to complete sociocultural assessments and serving as a member of the school's Eligibility Committee to identify students with disabilities. Social workers in general education settings also provide crisis intervention, behavioral consultation and some limited individual and group counseling and parent groups. Social workers in special education centers and programs participate in the re-evaluations process and deliver ongoing direct services, which include individual, group and family counseling. All social workers serve as liaisons between home, school and community and all are involved with child abuse reporting and monitoring as well as collaborating with community agencies to offer services through the Virginia Comprehensive Services Act. Learn more >

What We Do:

Specific Services Which School Social Workers Provide:

  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Special Education evaluations
  • Assessment, referral and case management
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Consultation to teachers and parents
  • Family, school & community collaboration & advocacy
  • Staff and parent workshops
  • Homebound program case management

Social Workers Brochure:
Arabic | Chinese | English | Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

Homeless Information and Resources

Spotlight on Staff

Program Profile

Video Messages:

Kim Dockery discusses Mental Health Resources

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Interview: Kim Dockery, Chief Academic Officer, discussing FCPS Mental Health Resources

 

 

 

Mental Health Resources

 

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Mental Health Resources

 

 

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Interview: Psychologist Ryan Dickerson and Social Worker Erica Bettwy on Resilience

 

 

 

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Interview with Amy Parmentier and Myriam Golden about Social Workers in FCPS

 

 

Kathy Sheffel

 

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Insight Interview: Kathi Sheffel, Homeless Liaison

 

 

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Video Message:

INOVA PSA

Information for students and their families about healthcare resources within Fairfax County. View video in English | Spanish

Events:

Mental Health First Aid Course

Quick Links:

Fairfax County Resources on Parenting and Child Supervision

Fairfax County Youth Survey

Fairfax County Youth Survey Fact Sheets

Homeless Resources

Prevention Toolkit

Pyramid Resources--Annandale

Resiliency Information and Resources to Support Student Resiliency

Suicide Prevention brochures

Youth Depression and Positive Mental Health

Web Sites Related to Social Work Services

Contact Information:

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Coordinator
571-423-4300

Social Work Services:
Mary Jo Davis, Program Manager
571-423-4483

Senior Social Workers:

Barbara Fisher:
Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Lake Braddock, Robinson, Stuart, West Springfield, and Woodson High School Pyramids
703-503-2518

Gary Gordon: Edison, Hayfield, Lee, Mount Vernon, South County, and West Potomac High School Pyramids and ECAT/Preschool
703-317-1421

Quyen Duong: Falls Church, Herndon, Langley, Madison, Marshall, McLean, Oakton, South Lakes, and Westfield High School Pyramids
571-423-4325

Homeless Liaison:
Kathi Sheffel,
571-423-4322

Social Workers Work Assignments

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Webpage Curator

Robin Sheare, Web Development Specialist
571-423-4484
rlsheare@fcps.edu

Last Updated

October 16, 2014