• Social Workers

     

    SCASD Family Intervention Team

    FIT Team

    Formerly known as Social Work Team

    This is a safe, caring and supportive place for every person.

    Cindy Sergeon-Smith, MA - Home School Visitor - [email protected]

    Morgan Bechdel, LSW - School Social Worker - [email protected]

    Panorama Village

    240 Village Crest Drive

    State College, PA 16801

     

    The Family Intervention Team consists of our Home School Visitor and Licensed School Social Worker. These positions work closely with students and their families in developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships between members of the school district and outside agencies. In addition, they provide connections to community resources in supporting a family's basic needs. Their work is focused on ensuring an optimal schooling opportunity while balancing the personal development of the student.

    The FIT Team developed two forms to better help SCASD families. One to address family needs, Social Work Family Needs Assessment, and another to collect information for those wanting to donate and volunteer, Community Support Volunteer.

    The team also created a COVID-19 Resource List and a Social Work Community Resource List that both provide a list of services in the area during this time.

     

    2022 Summer Resources found here

     

    Important Resource - 211 https://www.pa211.org/get-help/

      This is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for the state. Callers are redirected to the appropriate agency and the website helps find resources in your area.

     

    Meet Our Team 

    Home and School Visitor - 

    Mrs. Cindy Sergeon-Smith joined the district in 2015 as the Home and School Visitor. Prior to coming to SCASD she spent 9 years providing direct in-home services to at-risk families and foster care students, as well as 9 years as an elementary school counselor. 

    Cindy obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Glenville State College in WV and later went on to receive her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Marshall University in WV. 

    Cindy is compassionate about helping others to achieve their personal and family goals.  Beyond her professional experience, Cindy values spending time with her husband and 3 children and loves to visit the beautiful “wild and wonderful” WV hills.   

    Contact Mrs. Sergeon-Smith:

    Office Number: 814-272-8225

     

     

    School District Social Worker - 

    Morgan received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice at Lycoming College in 2017. In 2019, Morgan graduated from Shippensburg University with a Masters in Social Work and proceeded to get her Pennsylvania license in Social Work.

    She is extremely passionate about helping others and enjoys seeing the progress a person can make with community support. Morgan finds school social work rewarding and believes it continues to open her heart and mind to how she can learn, improve and GROW as an individual.

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Last Modified on May 26, 2022