School Social Work

  • School Social Workers (left to right): Melanie Watson, Tracie Hogan Simmons, Teresa Sefcik, Anne Gonzalez, Miguel Garcia, Jaime Stafford and Jeff Levy 

    School Social Workers are professionals who are trained in both fields of social work and education. A school social worker is assigned to every Whitfield County school and works with all students and their families to resolve social, emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with adjustment to school, achievement or attendance.  School social workers also serve as children and family advocates trained to identify gaps in service systems and to negotiate change; they work with individual students, families and groups, as well as in collaboration with other educational and community professionals. School social workers help to bridge school, home and community gaps to help students be as successful as possible.

    Areas of focus may include but are not limited to:

    • Mental Health Issues                           
    • Poverty
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Health issues
    • Substance Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Attendance/Drop-out
    • Pregnancy/Teen Parenting
    • Delinquency
    • Homelessness
    • Abuse and Neglect
    • Trauma
    • Grief and Loss
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Suicidal Tendencies
    • Cultural Issues


  • Student Services Center
    201 E Tyler St. 
    Dalton, GA 30721
    (706) 876-3955 (office)
    (706) 260-2256 (fax) 

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