Child & Family Support Team (CFST)


Grantham Elementary School
Child & Family Support Team

The Child and Family Support Team (CFST) at Grantham Elementary School consist of a school social worker, Kim Hatsell and school nurse, Kim Kennedy full time serving this one school. CFST works in 5 Wayne County Public Schools to help students succeed in the classroom and have stable lives with permanent families. Schools work with community agencies to create individualized plans for each student. The teams arose with a focus on education and children. CFST is designed to assist students with academic and/or behavior issues. The goal is to help students improve, remain in school successfully and reduce out of home placement.

Referrals may be received from staff, administrators, families collaborating agencies, families, community, faith based agencies, etc. After receiving the referral, a brief assessment will be made to determine if services are needed. This will assure the appropriate needs are addressed with each family. 
Six family principles are everyone deserves respect, everyone needs to be heard, everyone has strengths, judgements can wait, partners share power, and partnership is a process.
When schools, families, and communities work together; success is achieved.
Please contact Kim Hatsell or Kim Kennedy for more information or to make a referral.  


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