Skenandore, Roxanne (School Social Worker)

School Social Worker


Roxanne Skenandore, MSW
Roxanne.skenandore@bcsemail.org  

   

School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of social work.  In North Carolina, school social workers are licensed through the Department of Public Instruction.
 
 
School Social Work Involves:
* Identifying & addressing student & family needs
* Promoting communication between school, home, community agencies
* Collaborating with & supporting school staff
* Assisting students, parents, school staff to access community resources
* Establishing partnerships with community resources
* Providing crisis intervention, safety planning, conducting threat/risk assessments
* Providing supportive counseling to parents, students & school staff
* Helping to engage parents in their children's educational program
* Meetings: IEP, FBA, parent/teacher conferences, attendance conferences, CFT, CHAPS
* Identifying and working with homeless families
* Linking parents/students with resources in & outside of the school setting.
* Home visits: supportive outreach to parents & students
* Helping monitor student attendance: send out attendance letters, follow up parents,
   consult with teachers to identify barriers impacting a child's academic success and developing
   an attendance intervention plans
* Helping parents identify basic daily living needs: housing, food, financial, clothing,
   school supplies etc...linking parents/students with the appropriate community resources
* And ETC........ Your school social work is your go to Student & Family Support Person!
 

 
 

For more information about School Social Work, please visit the North Carolina School Social Workers'Association website at ncsswa.org or the School Social Work of America Association at sswaa.org

 
 
 
 

Need a Helping Hand?

Everyone needs a helping hand in one way or another at some 
time. There are several resources that I frequently refer 
families to when needs arise. I have listed a few of these below, 
but there are many more services available that are not listed 
here. (See 211 information at the bottom)
         
ABCCM 259-5300
ABCCM Medical Clinic  259-5339
American Red Cross  258-3888
Asheville Housing Authority  251-5054
Buncombe County DSS  250-5500
Buncombe County Health Dept. 250-5000
Eblen Charities   255-3066
Goodwill Career Center  298-9023
Helpmate (dom. viol. hotline 254-0516
Juvenile Justice   225-7330
Mobile Crisis   1-888-573-1006
Motherlove    254-7206 ext 116
Mountain Area Job Link 250-4761
Mountain Mobility   258-0186
On Track Financial Services 255-5166
Pisgah Legal Services  253-0406
Salvation Army   253-4723
Swannanoa Valley Christian Min. 669-9404
Valley Child Development Center 686-7800
WNC Community Health Services 285-0622
Western Carolina Rescue Min. 254-0471
   
 
     
        
You can dial 211 for a free community referral service. It is 
available 24 hours a day and it can be accessed by computer at: 
www.nc211.org.
 
* Call me if you would like my assistance, Work Cell Phone #: (828) 775-2195 
Roxanne :)