School social workers are a crucial link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with teachers and school administrators as well as students and families, providing leadership for mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services. According to the National Association of Social Workers, they help young people overcome the difficulties in their lives through counseling, crisis intervention and prevention programs, and as a result, give them a better chance at succeeding in school.
Because social workers are trained to think of innovative solutions to complex problems, their interventions often make a strong difference for young people at risk for academic failure.
Tift County Schools are lucky to have Octavia Faulk, Michael Norman and April Holmes.
Thank your social workers next time you see them!