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Social Work Services

Dear Davis Elementary & Providence Middle Staff, Students, & parents:

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Anne Marshall and I am the School Social Worker assigned to Davis Elementary & Providence Middle School. This is my third year at both schools, however, I have been a school social worker for the past 13 years. I also have an intern, Sasha Wilson, working with me this year!

I am typically at Davis on Tuesdays and Fridays and at Providence on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

In case you are not familiar with what a school social worker does, below is a summary of some of my responsibilities:

  • Participate in Referral meetings/Special Education Evaluation Team;
  • Conduct sociological assessments on children being evaluated to determine eligibility for exceptional education services;
  • Individual and group counseling, as needed and as time permits;
  • Advocate for parents and students;
  • Support teachers and parents with strategies to work with children;
  • Participate on School Attendance Support Team and Student Support Team, as needed;
  • Intervene and assist with Critical Incident Team in responding to threats, grief/loss, etc. as needed;
  • Connect families to community resources, such as families experiencing homelessness/unstable housing, mental health care needs, health care needs, respite and disability support, and much more!
  • Please feel free to email or call me at any time!

 

Sincerely,
Anne Marshall Collins, MSW, C-SSWS
School Social Worker
Email: [email protected]
804-674-1355 x6222 (PVMS direct extention)

School Social Workers are school employees who provide social work services in every school in Chesterfield County. School Social Workers are state certified and have expertise in social work and education. As a part of a multidisciplinary team of staff, teachers and parents, they assist and encourage the development of each student’s capabilities. School Social Workers identify and intervene in problems that interfere with a student’s education. They are trained to deal with difficulties such as developmental and learning disabilities; parenting education; family and marital stress; school age pregnancy; absenteeism; substance abuse; crisis management and suicide prevention. The coordination of resources between home, school, and community is a unique service provided by School Social Workers. Resources that School Social Workers frequently connect individuals with are: parenting classes; mental health services; resources for food and clothing; tutorial services and other educational support.

Your School Social Worker provides information on food, clothing and tutorial services

Virginia Department of Education provides information about special education and other academic programming

Contact

Tynisa Giles
Supervisor, School Social Work Services
Desk 804-639-2755
Fax 739-6237

[email protected]
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA  23112