Matt Merback, Safe Schools Intervention
At the elementary level various services are offered to support staff and students through Safe School Intervention, a part of the SSCT program. If requested, Matt will visit the school and meet with the Local Case Management Team to staff particular cases. On occasion, SSCT staff have assisted teachers with behavior plans and offered short term support. Work has also been done directly with parents to increase rapport and compliance. Please contact us if you'd just like to brainstorm about a case or if you would like professional support.
Limited sessions of individual counseling by our part time social worker may be considered in cases where the student does not have access to mental health assistance or has issues that may need to be addressed in an educational setting.
Referral from District Case Management Team will be necessary for that service.
We can assist you in evaluating the environment of your school to help maximize the safety of staff and students.
This service should be formally accessed through the District Case Management Team but you are welcome to call for consultation.
Be aware that if the student has an IEP, or is being tested, the Special Education Department should be contacted first.
As a pre-referral to the courts, we can send letters and help clarify the law to parents.
Assistance for referral to the appropriate social services is available if applicable. Sometimes it just helps to have someone outside the immediate school environment assist so the relationship with the school is not compromised.
Safe School Intervention Specialists
Specialists are available for short term intensive intervention at the school level. They assist in keeping other students safe while helping the Safe School Student learn the necessary skills. They are accessed through District Case Management.