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Meet Our Social Worker
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Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, MSW
Certified School Social Worker
District K-12 Social Worker
Dropout Prevention Specialist
850.412.5930
 
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Social Work Department

School Social Work Services

 

 

 

FAMU DRS employs social work services as part of our Student Support Services to identify, assess, and explore barriers that may interfere with student achievement, growth, and development. School social work professionals are integral members of the Student Support Services Team and are a supportive resource for the student body, parents, faculty, staff, and community.

 

The primary role of the school social worker is to assist the educational outcome of students by providing services that promote school and lifelong success. The school social worker does this by assisting the student and families with any barriers that are preventing student achievement. The school social worker is a strong advocate for the child and collaborates with students, parents, school staff, and the community to identify and address significant concerns. School Social Workers trained to address mental health concerns, behavioral concerns and,  provide positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators as well providing individual and group counseling techniques.

 

The school social worker provides appropriate interventions and services that help children and families that are at risk for educational failure. School social workers respect the individual differences of children and families and work to develop plans to address the needs of students.  Since family involvement is essential in the lives of students, school social workers serve as a liaison between home, school and community to maximize the success of all students

 

Specific responsibilities of the school social worker include:

  • Working with student attendance and serving as an advocate in court
  • Case managing students to monitor their progress
  • Providing individual and group counseling interventions to students in order to address issues that interfere with academic success (i.e. Anger Management, Refusal Skills, Positive Peer Relations and Problem Solving etc.)
  • Provide assistance to students  and families in crisis
  • Developing contracts with students to address behavior issues
  • Referring and assisting students, families and school staff with accessing resources (i.e. food, mental health counseling, utility assistance, tutoring, etc.)
  • Assisting students with alternatives and resources to prevent students from dropping out of school
  • Consulting with school staff and community service providers
  • Serving on Student Intervention Team Meetings, Individual Education Plan (IEP) Meetings, and other student meetings
  • Providing home visits
  • Creating a positive and safe school environment by providing parent and student workshops, articles for newsletters, working with PBIS, RTI, and special events that support youth and families.
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Documents, Forms, and Plans

In accordance with the rules below, we will be providing required instruction related to mental and emotional health education, including substance abuse prevention for students in grades 6-12, through EVERFI, a company that provides mental health education. For more information about EVERFI Mental Wellness Basics visit https://everfi.com/offerings/listing/mental-wellness/

 

Additionally, we will be providing  K-12 students age-appropriate programs of Child Trafficking Prevention Education which can be viewed on the Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs Child & Teen Safety Matters Curriculum webpage at https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

All plans include the following:

(a) The specific courses in which instruction will be delivered for each grade level;

(b) The professional qualifications of the person delivering instruction; and

(c) A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction.

 

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me  Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer, Certified School Social Worker at (850) 561-2923 or by email  at yolanda.foxxpalmer@famu.edu.

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FAMU DRS 2020-2021
Mental Health Training Plan
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FAMU DRS K-12 Plan
Child Trafficking Prevention Education
 
According to 6A-1.094123 Child Trafficking Prevention Education, school districts must annually provide instruction to students in grades K-12 related to child trafficking prevention and awareness. 

 

  1. The specific courses in which instruction will be delivered for each grade level;
  1. The professional qualifications of the person delivering instruction
  1. A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction

Kindergarten- Social Studies Period 6 and 7

 

First Grade- Social Studies Period 5, 6 and 7

 

Second Grade- Social Studies Period 4, 5 and 6

 

Third Grade- Social Studies Period 3, 4 and 5

 

Fourth Grade- Social Studies

Period 2, 4 and 5

 

Fifth Grade- Social Studies

Period 5 and 6

 

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Kay Wallace

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

20 Years- Experience

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Child Safety Matters Elementary Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

6th Grade – World Geography – Periods 1, 2 and 3

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor -

10 Years- Experience

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters Middle School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

7th Grade – Math – Periods 3, 5, and 6

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

10 Years -Experience

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters Middle School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

8th Grade- Science- Periods 5, 6 and 7  

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

10 Years- Experience

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters Middle School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

9th Grade – World History  Periods 1 and 2

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

 

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters High School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

10th Grade – ELA Period 4 and 5

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

 

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters High School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

11th Grade – ELA Period 1, 2 and 7

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters High School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

12th Grade  ELA  Period 3 and 4

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

 

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Teen Safety Matters High School Curriculum- to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Child Trafficking. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

 

  

 
FAMU DRS K-12 Plan
Substance Use and Abuse Prevention Education

 

According to Rule 6A-1.094122, F.A.C. – Substance Use and Abuse Prevention Education, school districts must annually provide instruction to students in grades K-12 related to youth substance use and abuse health education. By December 1, 2019, each school district must submit an implementation plan to the Commissioner.  Florida A&M University Developmental Research ( LAB) School will meet the following requirements of the rule as indicated below. The implementation plan will also be posted on the school district’s website at www.famudrs.org.   

 

(a) The specific courses in which instruction will be delivered for each grade level;

(b) The professional qualifications of the person delivering instruction; and

(c) A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction.

 

  1. The specific courses in which instruction will be delivered for each grade level;
  1. The professional qualifications of the person delivering instruction
  1. A description of the materials and resources utilized to deliver instruction

Kindergarten- Social Studies Period 6 and 7

 

First Grade- Social Studies Period 5, 6 and 7

 

Second Grade- Social Studies Period 4, 5 and 6

 

Third Grade- Social Studies Period 3, 4 and 5

 

Fourth Grade- Social Studies

Period 2, 4 and 5

 

Fifth Grade- Social Studies

Period 5 and 6

 

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Kay Wallace

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

20 Years- Experience

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs

Child Safety Matters Elementary Curriculumto prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to Substance Use and Abuse. Teaches universal safety rules and strategies following recommendations of polyvictimization research.

 

https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/

 

6th Grade – World Geography – Periods 1, 2 and 3

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor -

10 Years- Experience

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

7th Grade – Math – Periods 3, 5, and 6

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

10 Years -Experience

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

8th Grade- Science- Periods 5, 6 and 7  

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

Ms. Nickitra Jones

Certified School Guidance Counselor-

10 Years- Experience

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

9th Grade – World History  Periods 1 and 2

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

 

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

10th Grade – ELA Period 4 and 5

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

 

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

11th Grade – ELA Period 1, 2 and 7

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years- Experience

 

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

12th Grade  ELA  Period 3 and 4

Mrs. Yolanda Foxx- Palmer Certified School Social Worker – 20 Years -Experience

 

 

EVERFI- Preparing Students for Wellness and Mental Health Education ( Including Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention).

STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards (NHES), CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

 

https://everfi.com/courses/mental-wellness/

 

 

 

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