Hello Barker Students and Families!
My name is Abby Collyard and I am the school social worker here at Barker Middle School. This is my 6th year as a school social worker with MCAS! Before working with MCAS, I worked as a case manager and therapist for children and adolescence to address their mental health needs.
As the school social worker, my role is to assist in facilitating increased communication between home and school, to work with students at school both individually and in groups, and to help parents with strategies that they can use at home with their kids. I am also available to provide outside resources for support to children and families (ie: referrals to things such as therapy and family services, financial assistance programs, and other community resources).
Please do not hesitate to reach out, I look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: 219-873-2057 ext. 7336