Who Is Your School Social Worker and How Can they Assist You?
Who Is Your Licensed School Social Worker?
Mrs. Callie McBroom, L-SSW, BSW, QP
I graduated in 2000 from East Carolina University with my undergraduate degree in Social Work and a BSW-Level School Social Worker license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and am recognized as a Qualified Professional from the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. I have worked in various social work positions throughout my career, from mental health, Child Welfare Services, and the school system. I am also an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, the School Social Worker Association of America, and am the Public Relations Chair for the North Carolina School Social Worker Association.
I am a certified Triple P: Positive Parenting Program practitioner, Level III; specializing in birth to 10 years of age. I can work with you to develop a parenting plan using proven parenting strategies to help you and your family be as happy and as successful as you possibly can be.
I am available to talk with you or your child whenever there is a need. Please feel free to call or email me, or having your child fill out one of the Student Referral slips, located outside my office door. I look forward to working alongside you and your family to help make your child’s educational experiences a successful one!
Who are School Social Workers?
School social workers are professionally trained in both social work and education. They must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university and be certified by the N.C. Department of Public Education. Some of our school social workers also are clinically licensed as therapists.
School social workers are the link between home, school, and community.
School social workers work as part of a team which includes parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses, school psychologists, and community professionals to promote and support students’ academic and social success.
What do School Social Workers do?
consultation and collaboration
advocacy for students and families
assessment and identification of student and family strengths and needs
individual and group counseling
crisis prevention and intervention
program and policy development
mental health education
coordination of services for families and students
promote school attendance
Truancy Court intervention
parent education and training
network with community agencies and identify resources
How can School Social Workers help?
They help STUDENTS to:
increase academic success
cope with crisis situations
learn problem-solving and decision-making skills
develop healthy lifestyles
remain in school and graduate
They help FAMILIES to:
participate actively in their children’s education
cope with parenting challenges
access school and community resources
advocate for their children’s best interests
They help EDUCATORS to:
incorporate their understanding of diversity to enhance students’ school success
coordinate services for families
develop and implement plans to enhance students’ success
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