Parents And Families
School-Based Specialists (SBS) are dedicated to supporting the children and families served by partnered schools, as well as the schools’ teachers and administrators. A SBS is an Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) employee hired through a partnership with the school district.
The SBS interacts with students, parents, school personnel, and community agencies and is part of the school's team. Local SBSs can connect students and their families to local and state resources that can offer help and hope. These could include OKDHS services like TANF, SNAP, medical, dental and vision assistance, as well as services provided by other state agencies or within the community like housing and utility assistance, health and parent education, counseling services, and/or substance abuse services. Your SBS may help your student stay on track educationally while guiding your student through out-of-classroom obstacles that would affect their success in the classroom. The SBS makes a significant impact on the well-being of their communities, improving outcomes and reducing risk factors for the students and families they serve.
To see if your school currently partners with the School-Based Services Program, visit the Currently Partnered Schools tab above.