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School Social Workers are links between Home/School/Community. School Social Work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. Great Prairie AEA School Social Workers are licensed mental health professionals.


Learner Supports:

  • Student assistance teams          
  • Response to Interventions (RTI) 
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)          
  • Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)         
  • Manifestation Determination (MD)          
  • Evaluation and re-evaluation for special education services 

School-wide Initiatives:  

  • Olweus Bullying Prevention         
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention        
  • Ruby Payne Framework for Understanding Poverty       
  • Crisis Intervention Team       
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

Family/Student/Parent Support:        

  • Clarify the process for Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) & Intensive Intervention Plan (I-plan)
  • Mental health education       
  • Information and referral        
  • Community Resource Information 

Related Links & Documents


Kathy Utterback
School Social Worker
641-682-8591 Ext. 5532 (vm) Ottumwa Office

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