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School Social Workers

School social workers are the link between school and community providing services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success. School social workers assist with school-related concerns including truancy, special education, school avoidance, misbehavior, homelessness, dropout prevention, and mental health issues. Services provided include community collaboration and outreach, case management, social history assessments, functional behavioral assessments, and crisis response. This is not an exhaustive list; for specific concerns please feel free to contact the school social workers.

Diane Richards

Faculty Information

Title(s)
School Social Worker, Therapeutic Day School Liaison, FAPS/FAPT, Homebound Instruction, Foster Care Liaison

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
540 372-1127   x2577

LaTasha Wooden

Faculty Information

Title(s)
School Social Worker, Homeless Liaison

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
(540) 372-1127   x2536

Jennifer Bunn

Faculty Information

Title(s)
School Social Worker

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
(540) 372-1145

Homeless Definition: Children and youth living in one of the situations below due to a lack of a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence including:

  • Doubled-up with relatives or friends due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, eviction, foreclosure, etc.
  • In a motel/hotel
  • In an emergency/transitional shelter
  • In a trailer park, campground, car, park, public places, abandoned buildings
  • In conditions described above and is a migratory/child youth
  • An unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or legal guardian in one of the conditions described above)

24/7 Homelessness Helpline: (540) 358-5801

Please see the links below for additional information:

https://education.wm.edu/centers/hope/publications/awareness/englishbrochure2019

https://education.wm.edu/centers/hope/publications/awareness/spanishbrochure2019