State College Area School District

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

Home and School Visitor Service
As an integral component of the State College Area School District's Student Service Department, the Home/School Visitor is involved with a variety of activities, involving all grade levels. The Home/School Visitor is particularly concerned with: absenteeism and the development of a plan to establish and maintain regular school attendance; serving as a liaison between parents and school personnel to create a home-school partnership.

Home/School Liaison
  • Acts as a connection between parents and school personnel so that a home-school partnership is created
  • Participates in meetings with school staff, community agencies, parents and student
  • Outreach to parents; referral to appropriate school and community resources
Truancy and Attendance Intervention
  •     Assessment of truancy 
  •     Establish Truancy Elimination Plan (TEP)
  •     Facilitate services of outside agencies
  •     Facilitate school meetings and provision of school resources>
  •     Court Liaison - file 2nd Truancy Offenses in court & attend Truancy Hearings
  •     Report chronic truancy to Children & Youth Services
  •     Refer students who dropout of school to GED program
  •     Truancy Meetings - to establish TEP, discuss school's attendance rules, discuss court process and court consequences for truancy


School Meetings
  • Attend SAP (Student Assistance Program) meetings at Middle Schools
  • Attend casings meeting at High Schools
  • Attend IST (Instructional Support Team) meetings as needed
  • Attend IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings as needed
  • Attend other school meetings as needed
  • Truancy meetings with parents/guardian and student

Resident/non-resident investigations

    District and Community Committees
     SAP District Council
     CAC for Safe Schools
     SCASD Records Committee
     CASSP Advisory Board
     Children and Youth Services Multi-Disciplinary Team
     Centre County Council for Human Services (CCCHS)
     PA Association of School Social Work Personnel
          SAP - Student Assistance Program
          CAC - Citizen's Advisory Committee
          CASSP - Child and Adolescent Service System Program
    Specialized Training
    MSW in Clinical Social Work
    Certified Home and School Visitor
    Outpatient therapist with children and adolescents - 15 yrs.
    School social worker - 2 yrs.
    Home and School Visitor - 7 yrs.
    Home/School Visitor Referral Form (.doc)

    Pat Stevens, MSW
    154 W. Nittany Ave.
    State College, Pa. 16801
    Ph: 231-1077
    Last Modified on December 19, 2014