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04/03/13 — School social workers on front lines for student needs

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School social workers on front lines for student needs

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 3, 2013 1:46 PM

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Denise Meacham, lead social worker for Wayne County Public Schools, is assigned at Spring Creek High School, where she works as liaison between the students, schools and the community. Many of the students she counsels do not have a stable home, and some are homeless.

School social workers are often front-line witnesses to the worst possible situations a child can face. They have been called a "crisis team" of sorts for the roles they play advocating for students in the public schools. If there...

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