Page ContentIn today's age of technology and the emergence of a global economy, children are faced with new demands. At the same time, some children have been greatly affected by social factors such as substance abuse, suicide, sudden death, violence, teen pregnancy, school dropout, child abuse and neglect, and homelessness. School Social Workers are trained to assist students so they may concentrate on their academic potential. These professionals use a problem-solving approach to focus on prevention and early intervention so students will develop skills necessary for social and educational success. School Social Workers are an important part of the school team. They provide consultation, prevention, intervention, and training in their areas of expertise. In Volusia County, the School Social Services department also includes compulsory school attendance and homeless education services. Our aim is to enhance academic success for all students. If you need additional information, please contact our coordinator, Dianne Martin-Morgan at (386) 734-7190 ext. 20755, located at Brewster Center, DeLand, 2nd floor.