Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost for services?
All services offered by the Success for All Students project are 100% free for qualified participants! This includes school-based mental health and family support services (if qualified) as well as any parent training offered in the community.
Do you offer these services in other areas?
Success for All Students services are solely for students and families who reside in Area 5 and 6 of the Cobb County School District (Kennesaw, Acworth and Powder Springs). However, please know that you if you live outside of these areas there may be similar services available in your local community. Please contact your school social worker for additional information.
What is Success for All Students?
In short, Success for All Students is a cross-cutting project funded by a four-year federal grant called Safe Schools/Health Students. The Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative is a unique federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse and to enhance healthy learning environments among our nation’s youth, schools, and communities.
What Success for All Students is not.
Success for All Students is not a project meant to replace academic programs with social, emotional and behavioral interventions. Success for All Students aims to support academics and increase academic achievement by providing social, emotional and behavioral support services to students and families.
What about confidentiality? How much information will you give the school about my child’s progress in the program?
Success for All Students places high emphasis on client confidentiality. Prior to a student receiving services (specifically mental health services), the Success for All Students provider will sit down with the guardian to discuss the project’s confidentiality guidelines and the release of information forms. This documentation details what information will and will not be shared with other school officials. If the guardian agrees for information to be shared with the school, only basic, “on a need-to-know basis” information will be shared.
Does the fact that your project employs juvenile court employees mean that my child will be reported to the juvenile court if they participate in the program?
Success for All Students does have school-based probation officers on staff that provide prevention services to students. These professionals work with students who may be at risk of being referred to the juvenile court. In most cases, students who work with the school-based probation officers are students who have been formally referred to court, however, are diverted from the Juvenile Court’s intake office. The school-based probation officers also provide training opportunities and informational sessions to local students, parents and teachers on juvenile delinquency laws and restorative justice practices.