Exceptional Children's School Social Work

  • EC Social Workers support Union County Public Schools by strengthening the home/school/community partnership and addressing barriers to student learning.

    Direct Services provided for students with disabilities and their families:

    • IEP team participant
    • Liaison for school/family with various agencies (i.e. Partners Behavioral Health, CAP-C, and CAP-AD, Respite Care Provider, etc.)
    • Assess and address the needs of families
    • Home visits/phone contact as needed with the purpose of encouraging parents’ involvement/attendance in the IEP process, student attendance issues, clarifying special education procedures, assessing medical/mental health needs/referrals, supplying resources for failed vision hearing screenings, connecting families to community resources
    • Assist parents with accessing programs/services available to students with special needs
    • Assist parents with outside placements and serve as agency representative. Provide requested information to parents concerning various programs in N.C.
    • Provide case management for students and families requiring multiple resources
    • Assist families with obtaining legal guardianship for students attaining the age of 18
    • Make referrals to community agencies, advocate with agencies on behalf of students and families, follow up as needed
    • Consultation and collaboration on behalf of students and families within the EC Department and with other school staff
    • Provide staff with essential information to better understand factors (societal, economic, cultural, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance and behavior
    • Develop staff in-service trainings
    • Coordinate 4-H club-sponsored holiday parties, Operation Arc Angel wish lists, and nominations

    If you have a question and/or a concern and would like to be contacted by one of the EC School Social Workers, please click the confidential link below:

    Confidential Parent Contact Form 

Exceptional Children's School Social Work

  • EC social workers help students to:

  • EC social workers support families to:

  • EC social workers assist educators to:

Parent Resources

  • Abuse and Neglect Prevention

  • Adult Education Series

  • Advocacy Groups

  • Counseling/Therapy Centers/Mental Health Resources

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Emergency Resources

  • Employment Services

  • Financial Needs/Emergency Assistance

  • Special Transportation

  • Summer Camps

  • Support Groups

  • Transition to Adulthood

  • Vision/Hearing Services

  • Other Services

Student & Staff Resources

Emergency Services

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • Say Something App Reporting System  Report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies 24/7 through the website, app, or by phone. A crisis center reviews and sends all submissions to law enforcement and/or school administration for intervention.
    • Suicide Crisis Hotline 988 - 1-988-273-8255
    • Optum - 24-hour Emotional Support Help Line for those experiencing anxiety or stress around COVID-19 - 866-342-6892
    • Partners Crisis Line - mental health referrals-multiple languages 1-888-235-HOPE (4673). 
    • DayMark Mobile Engagement - Mental Health Crisis 24/7 - 1-866-275-9552 
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517) 
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 2252

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