• One of the highlights in HSAA is our Social Services assistance.  We have an in-school social worker that helps families and students by:
    • Assessing student needs
    • Coordinating services for families and students
    • Helping students develop appropriate social skills and improved self concept
    • Identifying and resolving barriers to education
    • Intervening in situations involving family dysfunction
    • Meeting with students individually and in groups
    • Networking with community agencies and identifying resources
    • Participating on intervention teams
    • Providing consultation and program coordination
    • Providing outreach to parents
    • Providing problem solving and conflict resolution
    • Providing staff development
    • Serving as an advocate for the child’s educational needs
    Our social worker can help with students that are struggling with:
    • Absenteeism/Truancy
    • Academic achievement
    • Child abuse/neglect
    • Economic deprivation
    • Family dysfunction
    • Family violence
    • Inadequate healthcare
    • Inappropriate or life-threatening behaviors
    • Lack of understanding of school policies and procedures
    • Substance abuse
    • Homeless
    • Bullying
    Our social worker at HSAA is Marsha Dunn who can be reached at 713-696-2643 or mdunn1@houstonisd.org