• CST Social Worker - Elizabeth Newman

    Phone: 609-978-5700 ext. 1146
     
     
    Email: enewman@staffordschools.org
     



    The Child Study Team are the individuals who are responsible for the development, review and revision of the student's Individualized Education  Program. 
     

     As a case manager my responsibilities are :

    • Coordinate the development, monitoring and effectiveness of the IEP
    • Providing Case management services
    • Facilitate communication between home and school 
    • Be knowledgeable about the students' educational needs and program  
    • Providing counseling and support to students, parents and school staff 
    • Conduct Social  History Assessments  
    • Advocating for student services and students' best interests
    • Contributing to a multidisciplinary treatment team              

                     

    What do School Social Workers do?
    *School social work is a specialty within the larger profession of social work.
    *School social workers collaborate with families, schools,and communities to help foster school and family settings appropriate for learning, so that students can achieve academic success.
    *School social workers strive to provide students and their families with a support system that fosters school success.
    *Duties of school social workers include ensuring student attendance and acting as liaisons between schools and students' families.
    *School social workers continue to act as a link between families, schools and the community at large. Working with parents, grandparents, teachers, principals and other school officials, school social workers strive to foster an environment conducive to student achievement. 
    *School social work  involves acting as advocates for the families in dealing with the school system, as well as with local social service agencies.
    *School social workers  help address any existing family problems, such as truancy, abuse and  neglect.
    School social workers often conduct assessments of student needs and, based on the results, identify any needed interventions, such as those related to student misbehavior or learning disabilities.

    For many  families, the school social worker is an important link in navigating the school system and accessing social resources that foster an environment in which children can reach their full potential.
     
     
    As the School Social Worker, I am available if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact me.
     
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     PERFORM CARE --is NJ Children's System of Care--1-877-652-7624

    Perform Care provides the followig services:

    • Behavioral Health
    • Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services
    • Sunstance Use Treatment

     

    Please refer to the follow website to review the services that PerformCare provides. PerformCare is New Jersey's System of Care. When  your  child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming.  PerformCare is committed to helping you access the right services for your child.

    http://www.performcarenj.org/families/index.aspx

     

    Resource: The National Center for Learning Disabilities--http://www.ncld.org/                                                                                            

     

      Community/State Resources:

    State of New Jersey parent link for  infants and children with special needs
    http://www.state.nj.us/njparentlink/health/special/ 
     
    Contact of Ocean and Monmouth County: A 24  Hour Crisis Intervention Helpline
    609-693-5834/732-240-6100/732-240-6105
    E-Mail:contactofoceanco@aol.com 
    Website: www.contactocean.org 
     
    Department of Children and Families-Office of Advocacy-- Supporting the mission of ensuring safety, permanency and well being  for children and families of New Jersey
    1-877-543-7864 
    E-mail--askdcf@dcf.state.nj.us
     
    Ocean  County Board of Social Services--609-242-6100 
    Website: www.co.ocean.nj.us/SocialServices/
     
    Division of Developmental Disabilities-State of New Jersey 
    The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist people with developmental disabilities
     
    Contact Information
    www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/

    Toll Free Number
    DDD Information and DHS Central Registry Hotline:
    800.832.9173