ERIC Number: EJ705364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Forging Partnerships to Meet Family Needs
Klein, Elaine C.
School Administrator, v61 n7 p40 Aug 2004
Imagine a program in which caring school professionals help families cut through bureaucratic red tape when dealing with county agencies to meet the various needs of children that might otherwise interfere with their learning. In Frederick County, Maryland, that program is known as Community Agency School Services, or CASS. Run by the school district, CASS is a network of 10 licensed master's-level social workers, one assigned to each high school feeder area. Last year they worked with more than 700 families of at-risk children from infancy to age 18 to provide affordable, accessible resources and support. In addition, they handled another 1,200 requests for information and referral to other services, such as counseling, health care and housing. This article details the CASS program.
Descriptors: Family Programs, Family Needs, Social Work, Counties, High Risk Students, School Social Workers, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland