School Social Worker Connection

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who facilitate activities and interventions that increase students’ availability to learn and provide them a connection to their school environment.  How Social Workers accomplish this mission is by
  • Providing direct service to students and families for immediate and emergency needs
  • Offer services to support the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act such as attending intervention meetings, preparing sociocultural assessments, attending eligibility meetings, providing IEP counseling, and participate in the drafting of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behaviors Intervention Plans.  
  • Provide Tier II and Tier III interventions such as individual counseling, small group counseling, and assist with interventions for students with chronic attendance concerns. 
  • Work with school staff to provide crisis interventions, suicide assessments, threat assessments, re-entry meetings following a crisis, participate in Best Interest Determination meetings for students in foster care, and Child Protective Services referrals. 
  •  Partner with outside agencies for families that have multiple needs, often through a referral to Comprehensive Child Study.
The School Social Worker at Forest Park H.S., Marc DeAngelo, MSW, has worked in PWCS as a School Social Worker since 2000 and has worked in nine schools throughout his career.
  • Marc has presented information on Understanding Self-Injury to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), community agencies, PWCS staff, and parents.
  • Marc coordinates that Signs Of Suicide Prevention Program presented at Forest Park H.S. and has provided assistance as well as presented at the Forst Park H.S. Suicide Awareness Walk since 2015.  
  • Marc is also a self-published author who has written a young-adult short story about overcoming personal struggles by seeing one's resources as gifts and not hinderances; set to an adventure story about a rising sixth grader and his friends as they embark on their town's annual river run challenge.  
Marc is at Forest Park H.S. five days a week and can be reached at:
           Email: [email protected]
           Direct Office Number: 571.589.3433
           Forest Park Main Number: 703.583.3200


Prince William County Community Services

(24-hour emergency services)Manassas Office: 703-792-7800
Woodbridge Office: 703-792-4900

Substance Abuse/ Addiction Treatment

Free online resource for locating treatment centers


Dominion Hospital, Falls Church: 703-538-2872Potomac Hospital, Emergency Room: 703-670-1363Prince William Hospital, Emergency Room: 703-369-8337Prince William Hospital, Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment: 703-369-8055, option #1


Prince William County: 703-792-6500Manassas City: 703-257-8000Manassas Park City: 703-361-1136


HELPLINE, ACTS: 703-368-4141ACTS Teleteen: 703-368-8069Linea de Ayuda, ACTS (Spanish Helpline) Monday - Friday 6-10 p.m.: 703-368-6544

PWC Department Of Social Services

Manassas: 703-792-7500Woodbridge: 703-792-4300Night Phone: 703-792-6500