School Social Work

Amy Herrmann, MSW, CSSW

School Social Worker

Contact: 540-586-2541 (EXT: 355)

Email: Amy.Herrmann@Bedford.k12.va.us

Serving the Liberty Zone:

  • Liberty High School                                    
  • Bedford Middle School
  • Bedford Primary School
  • Bedford Elementary School
  • Big Island Elementary School
  • Montvale Elementary School

What do School Social Workers do?

School Social Workers help parents, students, and school staff identify needs that interfere with learning and work with students to get the services they need.

Social Workers work with general and special education students and their families to resolve social, emotional and behavioral problems.

In Bedford County, School Social Workers:

  • Follow up on truancy and safety requests through home visits.
  • Connect families with services such as: food pantries, housing, medical needs through community resources including the Department of Social Services.
  • Work with families, teachers, and staff to meet the educational needs of students when home is the best place for their over-all well-being.
  • Help parents develop parenting skills
  • Participate in School Crisis Teams
  • Conduct Socio-Cultural Assessment
  • Have an active role in Special Education Eligibility
  • Participate in FAPT meetings which assist in funding of students in many ways including alternative school placements.
  • Help identify incidents of family and or child abuse/neglect
  • Conduct Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessments.
  • Are responsible for coverage of 6/7 schools per social worker.
  • And drive the over 700 miles of Bedford County roads to service the children in our schools.
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