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                                                                                                          School Social Worker
     
     

    Welcome to the School Social Worker page.  My name is Raina Roper.  I am the full time School Social Worker at Western Middle. I enjoy working with the students, families, and school staff here at Western Middle.

     In my role as school social worker, I serve as the link between the home, school, and the community by providing support services to students, school staff, and families.

    School Social Workers get involved when students display:

      Poor attendance

      Failing grades

      Effects of family crisis

      Emotional and behavioral concerns such as fighting, negative attitude toward school, refusal to cooperate with adults, depression or substance abuse

      Unmet basic needs

    School Social Workers help these students through early identification, prevention, intervention, counseling and support.

     School Social Workers employ the following methods in providing assistance:

      Assessment

      Crisis Intervention

      Home Visits

      Conflict Resolution

      Individual & Group Counseling

      Consultation

      Program Development

      Coordination of School & Community Services

    On this page I will keep you informed of school and community resources that may be helpful to you and/or child. I look forward to working with you and or your child to have a successful school year.

    I can be reached via email at Raina_Roper@abss.k12.nc.us or by phone at  (336) 538-6010 ext 40313