What Does a School Social Worker (SSW) Do?
A SSW helps students and families address a variety of concerns, which may include any of the following:
Academic problems and school discipline
Child abuse and neglect
Health and economic needs
Alcohol and other drug issues
School age pregnancy
Mental health issues
Student conflicts and violence
School Social WOrk Links
Mental/Emotional Health Resources
National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
National Alliance on Mental Illness: http://www.nami.org/
Local Counseling Support
Social Empowerment: https://www.socialempowermentcenter.com/
Avita Community Partners: https://avitapartners.org/
Wellsprings Psychological Resources: https://wellspringsga.com/
Georgia Crisis Hotlines
Substance Abuse: GA CARES Warm Line: 1-844-326-5400
Peer2Peer Warm Line: 1-888-945-1414
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
The Crisis Text Line - Free text line that serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to 24/7 support and information via texting. Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA or Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis.
National Crisis Hotlines
Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
Stop A Suicide Today Suicide prevention information and resources.
The Summit Wellness Group - Comprehensive suicide prevention guide that features over 40 different support resources.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255 - This national lifeline provides free confidential support 24/7, 365 to anyone who is suffering from a mental health crisis that involves thoughts of suicide.