GGA CARE Team Services

The CARE Team is composed of a wellness specialist (LMSW) , a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and a school-based behavioral therapist (LGPC) and is overseen by the Director of Culture, a nationally board certified counselor. This team provides social emotional and mental health support to students and families through a trauma informed lens. Through restorative practice, partnerships and varied counseling modalities this team strives to create a safe space for students to feel like they matter

CARE Team Social-Emotional Services Implemented

Restorative Practices
  • Building culture and community through Positive Relationships between Students and Staff
  • Integrate classroom management with restorative justice
  • Using Restorative Practices to work through harm/conflict and rebuild relationships
  • Mediation and conflict resolution between students/staff
  • Practices used to manage crisis
  • BOND- Building Our Nation’s Daughters
    • Mission is to engage, mentor and develop Black mothers to cultivate positive mother-daughter relationships, strengthen Black single-mother families, and increase their economic mobility 2 generations at a time.
  • Paving the Way Multiservice Institute
    • School-based behavioral therapist provided
    • Trauma focused professional development provided
  • CityBridge Design Fellowship
    • Grant provided to build SEL programming
  • GGA hosts social work interns on site
  • Supervise interns
  • Interns provide additional individual, group counseling and other SEL support as needed
  • College Partners
    • Catholic University
    • Howard University
    • George Mason University </ul,/ul>
  • Mentorship program to develop a peer support network and community
  • Hosts monthly events to bring mentor and mentee pairs together
    • Service activities
    • Group outings
    • Community building
    • Sisterhood events
  • Behavior support services provided to students with individualized education plans (IEP’s)
  • One-on-one weekly counseling sessions for students with identified SEL needs
  • Ongoing check-ins and case management with families and caregivers as needed
  • Crisis management for students as needed
  • 3-6 Groups per trimester
  • 6-8 students participate per group
  • 6-8 weeks, 50 minutes per session
  • Topics include:
    • Coping skills
    • Emotional regulation
    • Conflict resolution
    • Self-esteem
    • Empowerment
    • Trauma Recovery

Jackie Sylvain

Restorative Intervention Specialist

Destiny Hunter

School Social Worker

Cassie Magee

School Based Behavior Therapist