School Social Work Services

Program Description


School Social Work Services

The School Social Work Services office establishes and supports best practice standards for the more than 106 professional social workers who provide mental health services, formal psychosocial assessments, attendance and truancy intervention, to support students and their families in Broward County Public Schools. The practice standards of the National Association of Social Workers and the School Social Work Association of America guide the establishment of practices and procedures for social work delivery in what we recognize is a non-social work services environment. 

We assess client/school/community needs and develop practice models, staff development activities, and on-going consultation to administrators and staff. These activities empower and support school social workers in effectively interfacing with their unique client groups. 

Additionally, School Social Work Services manages several district–wide specialty programs that directly impact and support the academic achievement and eventual high school graduation of the students of Broward County. Several of these programs are legislatively mandated and/or supported by School Board policies. 

The school social worker functions as a liaison between the school, family, and community, provides intervention, addresses issues of non-attendance and truancy, and provides behavioral assessments, crisis intervention, and consultation in addressing the barriers to student achievement. 



Laurel E. Thompson, PhD., Director


Contact Us

Faye Kravitz, LCSW
District Student Services Coordinator
Broward County Public Schools
School Social Work Program
1400 NW 14th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
 (754) 321-1618


FAX: (754) 321-1689

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