K-Six is a voluntary school based early intervention program that uses a preventative and family centered approach to serve at-risk children and their families. The core of the program is based on a collaboration between lead agency Fresno County Department of Social Services and the School.
With Fresno County DSS K-six also works with school staff. The K-six social worker provides services designed to meet the complex needs of children. The result is a program that treats the child on a personal, academic and social level.
Staff fills out a referral to school Social worker, writes a brief description of issues that meet K-six criteria.
At-risk children are those whose academic progress is significantly challenged due to educational, economic, health, social and family circumstances which negatively impact the child.
Poor academic progress
Irregular or decreased school attendance
Low self image
Mission and Aims Department of Children and Families Services Aims : To lead and integrate network of community partners that support, protects and strengthens children and families. Mission : To promote a system of best practice in partnership with the community, committed to prevention and early intervention, that ensures child safety, permanence and stability, family well-being, that is proactive, strategic, outcomes based and fiscally responsible to the children and families served
Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. * In my agency most of the children’s parents are undocumented and we need to give them services no matter what race, color, and religion they are.
Article 26. (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. * My agency in collaboration with the school children have the right to have free education, to have their specific needs met like language help. If they have any type of disabilities the school must provide help for the child. Parents may ask for these services from the school and K-Six social worker can help parents in finding the resources that are needed for their child to do better in school.