Social Work Services

Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals who provide services that promote social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. Rogers Public Schools has 8 Masters Level Social Workers who are licensed by the state of Arkansas. The Rogers Public Schools Social Workers are members of a multi-disciplinary team working closely with school administration, counselors, and teachers.

 

Mission

Rogers Public Schools Social Workers are dedicated to the district’s educational mission by providing services that build and strengthen home, school, and community partnerships, and support students and their families to ensure that all belong, all learn, and all succeed.

 

Core Values

School social workers shall demonstrate core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence, as outlined by the National Social Work Associations’ Standards for School Social Work Services.

 

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Rogers Public Schools Social Work Program is to increase academic performance, support the whole child and family, and promote connections between home and school. Social workers accomplish this through a variety of indirect and direct services that focus on prevention, intervention, and crisis response.

 

School Social Worker Role

  • Social Histories
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Interventions
  • Individual Interventions
  • Mediation
  • Small Group
  • Advocacy
  • Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Case Management

 

  • Outside Agency Liaison
  • Collaboration
  • Parent Education
  • Consultation
  • Prevention
  • Coordination
  • Referrals
  • Facilitation
  • Support Student Learning
  • Home/School/Community Liaison

 

 

Direct Services

Indirect Services

Direct Services: ​Interventions to address the immediate concerns of at-risk students.

Purpose: Prevention, Intervention, Crisis Response

  • Coping with Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Families in Transition (Homeless)
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Home Visits
  • Medical Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parent Education
  • Physical/Educational Neglect
  • Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychiatric Issues
  • Social Skills
  • School-Related Concerns
    • Absences and truancy
    • Filing Family in Need of Services (FINS)
    • Academic Achievement
    • Bullying
    • Dropout Prevention
    • Harassment
    • Misbehavior
    • School Avoidance
    • Special Education
    • Tardiness
    • Underachievement
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Liaison to Juvenile Court
  • ALE Referrals
  • Referral to Community and School Resources
    • Shelter
    • Medical Assistance
    • Food
    • Utilities
    • Clothing
    • Mental Health Assistance

Indirect Services: Work with school, community and agency personnel to address at-risk student concerns.

Purpose: Prevention, Intervention, Community/Agency response

  • Community Collaboration
  • Community Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary Team Problem Solving
  • Intervention Plan Development
  • School Improvement Planning
  • School Social Worker’s Professional Development
  • Staff Development for Educators
  • Teacher/Administrator Consultation
  • Staff Support

 

 

 

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Contacts


Sharon Langston
Director of Counseling/Social Work and Student Services
sharon.langston@rpsar.net
Administration Building
479-636-3910

Stephanie Cochran, MSW, LCSW
stephanie.cochran@rpsar.net
Janie Darr Elem. (M Morning) Bellview Elem. (M Afternoon)
Tucker Elem. (W,Th) Elmwood Middle (Tu,F)

Kacee Crigler, MSW, LMSW
kacee.crigler@rpsar.net
Old Wire Elem. (M,Tu) Kirksey Middle (W,Th) Lowell Elem. (F)

Kayse Krouse, MSW, LMSW
kayse.krouse@rpsar.net
Heritage High (M,Tu,W) Lingle Middle (Th,F)

Jill McGaughey, MSW, LMSW
jill.mcgaughey@rpsar.net
Oakdale Middle (M,Tu) Rogers High (W,Th,F)

Susan McGaughey, MSW, LCSW
susan.mcgaughey@rpsar.net
Grace Hill Elem. (M, Tu Morning) Mathias Elem. (Tu Afternoon,W)
Garfield Elem. (Th Morning) New Tech (Th Afternoon)

Betty Parker, MSW, LCSW
betty.parker@rpsar.net
Crossroads (M,Tu,W,Th,F Morning)
Fairview Elem. (F Afternoon)

Ana Herrera, MSW, LCSW
ana.herrera@rpsar.net
Jones Elem. (M,Th Morning) Northside Elem. (Tu)
Eastside Elem. (W) Tillery Elem. (Th Afternoon,F)

Kerri Vollmer, MSW, LCSW
kerri.vollmer@rpsar.net
Westside Elem. (M,W Morning,Th) Reagan Elem. (Tu)
Bonnie Grimes Elem. (W Afternoon,F)