Ms. Gloria Sanchez
School Social Worker
Mrs. Anne Levin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
We are licensed school social workers with Master’s degrees in Social Work. Our role is to serve as the link between school, home, and the community. We support students academically, emotionally, and socially and assist their families in order reduce high school drop out by providing the following confidential services:
- Providing social emotional counseling, support, and advocacy for students.
- Addressing attendance issues by working with students/families and connecting them with the appropriate community agencies to help improve school attendance.
- Collaborating with mental health professionals who are providing care to students at school or in the community and facilitating referrals to mental health providers. Coordinate referrals for school-based, Co-Located Mental Health Services.
- Assisting students with health services (i.e. referrals for eye exams/glasses and medical evaluations).
- Providing crisis intervention and addressing student safety issues (e.g. suicide assessments, runaways, displaced families, domestic violence protective orders, etc.).
- Making home visits in order to communicate with parents. Transporting students and parents as needed.
- Completing social/developmental histories for students who are being considered for Exceptional Children’s services.
- Helping transition students back to school from Boomerang by attending family meetings and serving as their liaison.
- Assessing issues related to child abuse/neglect and referring to CPS/DSS when appropriate. Ongoing collaboration with DSS.
- Assisting with the various needs of teen parents and linking them with appropriate community resources to support them in staying in school. Collaborating with the Adolescent Parenting Program of Orange County.
- Working with homeless students/families by connecting them with resources that will help provide stability so students will remain in school. Knowledge of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and collaboration with district liaison.
- Collaborating with DSS when students are taken into custody by helping students with their transition. Attending court-mandated child-planning conferences.
- Collaborating with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on case management with students who are involved with the court system. Attending Youth Planning Conferences organized by DJJ and Family. Working with Orange County Teen Court.
- Providing various assistance to students/families (e.g. school supplies, free/reduced lunch forms, emergency assistance for basic needs, SKJAJA referrals (student enrichment activities), and PORCH & TABLE referrals (hunger relief assistance).
- Consulting with administrators/faculty to promote academic success and social emotional learning. Representative at Community Meetings (SART, APP).
- Members of the Student Support Team, MTSS, Care Teams (with School Administration), Safe Schools Team, and Equity Team.
- Facilitating annual mandatory faculty training regarding: suicide intervention response, mandatory reporting of child abuse/neglect, domestic violence protective orders.