General Ed Social Workers/FSC
The mission of the General Education Social Worker/Family School Coordinator program is to support the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students to promote educational success.
General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators believe…
- Students deserve a safe and nurturing learning environment.
- Students achieve greater success when their social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met.
- Students’ emotional well being is the shared responsibility of students, parents, staff members, and the community.
- Students with developmentally appropriate social skills perform better in all settings.
- Students become productive learners when they demonstrate personal responsibility, make positive life choices, and develop effective coping skills.
What do General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators do?
They proactively assist students who are having social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties which impact their learning. They provide a link between home, school, and community.
- Student Support through individual or small group sessions.
- Classroom Support through observations, consultations, and presentations on pertinent topics.
- Parent Support through referrals to community agencies based on specific needs.
- Student Support Team Assistance acting as a vital member of this multidisciplinary team to further promote student success.
- Crisis Intervention through individual student support, in-class intervention, and consultation with parents, teachers, or staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can receive General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators services?
A: Typically, the General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators works with students who are having difficulties that are impacting their learning. Students are usually referred by teachers, staff, or parents. They can also refer themselves.
Q: Is permission needed?
A: Yes, a parent or legal guardian must sign a permission slip in order for a child to meet with the General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinatorson a regular basis.
Q: When do General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators see students?
A: During the school day. Once the permission slip is signed and returned, the General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators will collaborate with the teacher to find a good time. The frequency and duration will be based on need.
Q: What is the best way to contact the General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators?
A: By phone or email. These are listed on this web page.
Q: Do services continue every year?
A: No. Services are not automatically continued the next year, but can resume if needed. A new permission slip is required each school year.
LOCS General Education Social Workers/Family School Coordinators
- Lake Orion High School
- Oakview Middle School
- Monica Robinson, Behaviorist
- Scripps Middle School
- Christine Mathes, Behaviorist
- Waldon Middle School
- Kim Dysarz, Behaviorist
- Blanche Sims Elementary
- Carpenter Elementary
- Orion Oaks Elementary
- Paint Creek Elementary
- Stadium Drive Elementary
- Webber Elementary
There are resources in the community to help families who may be struggling. Many offer assistance with food, utilities, medical care, dental care, automobiles and many more things. Please contact the designated Family School Coordinator listed below for more information.
Resources for Parents
- Oxford/Orion FISH
- Study Skills Resource Site
- Nurse on call (Oakland Schools)
- Mental health services (Oakland Community Health Network)
- Community resources (Love INC of North Oakland County)
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