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SSWAA Newsletters: 2014
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December 15, 2014  Executive Director, Frederick Streeck, Bids Farewell; DC Update--"Cromnibus" Headed to President for Signature; Two Years Since Sandy Hook: new Best Practice Considerations for Schools in Active Shooter and other Armed Assailant Drills; Need tax Deductions?; First lady Michelle Obama Announces "Reach Higher" Commencement Challenges; Responding to Ferguson, Staten Island and...; When Puppets Meet Refugees, Healing Begins for Children; Federal Internship Opportunities for Hispanics; SAMHSA Resources Regarding Ebola; Projections of National Expenditures for Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2010-2020.

December 1, 2014  SSWAA is Thankful for Our Members; DC Update: Thinking About the New Congress, Taking it to the Streets; OpEd--Finding Solutions: Good Mental Health Can Save Children's Lives; Did You Know--SSWAA Dues Include Liability Insurance & is a Bargain Compared to Other Associations?; SSWAA Joins 1,200 Leaders in Uniting to Protect CHIP; Limited Internet? Get  a FREE NIDA Drive with Teen Rx Drug Abuse Resources; Lost in the Numbers: Uncovering the Stories Behind School Dropouts; Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; White House Conference Highlights Needs of Families Affected by Incarceration; Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking; Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative; New Guidance from ED and DOJ on Effective Communication for Students with Disabilities. 

November 17, 2014   Conference Brochure is Ready; Nominations are Now Open for SSWAA's 2015 Awards; Did Your Email Address Change? New Phone Number? New Employer?; DC Update: New Congress-New Opportunities, Other News; School Bullying Guidance; Cybersecurity Starts with You, Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families Announces Research Fellowship Program; OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model

November 3, 2014  New SSWAA Board Members, Effective School Staffing Model: Teaming School Counselors, School Psychologists and School Social Workers-Joint statement, Dr. Andy J. Frey as Saturday Keynote Speaker, HELP! SSWAA Needs Your Articles, Home Visits: SSW Response Needed, Join Us at the Grand Ole Opry, Personnel Development Grants Available, International Journal of School Social Work Call for Papers, SSW is Resource for Struggling Students, November is National Runaway Prevention Month, State Laws on Supporting Students in Foster Care, Sex Trafficking of Minors_ What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to  the Trafficking of Students. 

October 20, 2014  Fall Membership Drive Ends; Conference Keynotes Announced; DC Update; Free Invincible Book Soon to be Delivered; Enteroviros D68 (EV-D68) and the Ebola Virus; Sesame Street for Military Families App; Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: 7 Myths; Improving School Climate: Findings from Schools Implementing Restorative Practices; Common Core State Standards in 2014: Districts' Perceptions; Progress and Challenges; Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action; Toolkit to Assist Primary Care Providers in Working with Children/Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities; New Poverty Date

October 6, 2014  Time to Vote, SSWAA is Again Prominent at the Committee for Education Funding Gala, U.S. Education Secretary Announces Guidance to Ensure All Students Have Equal Access to Educational Resources, Beyond Racial Inequities,New Grants and Grant Awards to Improve Mental Health Services, Midwest School Social Work Council Honors School Social Workers of the Year,October is Bullying Prevention Month, App:  Sesame Street for Military Families, Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention Developed, Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Evidence-Based Practices Section, Serious Mental Health Challenges among Older Adolescents and Young Adults,  Toolkit to Assist Primary Care Providers in Working with Children/Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Changing Course,  Preventing Youth from Joining Gangs.

September 22, 2014  Time is Running Out, Join Us at the Grand Ole Opry, National School Social Work Practice Model Quotes Needed, Tis the Conference Season, App:   Feel Electric, U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.4 Million in Grants to Newtown Public School District to Further Support Recovery Efforts, Ending the Silence on Mental Health: One Text Message at a Time, Are Children Over-medicated or Do More Children Have Severe Emotional Problems?, Ohio count ies pass levy that protects children against lifetime risk of mental illnesses, Text4baby: A Great Source of Information and Advice for New Dads and Dads-to-Be as Well as Moms,  Indicators of School Crime & Safety 2013, The Changing Face of Heroin Use in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis of the Past 50 Years

September 8, 2014  Interested in Serving on the SSWAA Board? Time to Take Advantage of early Bird Conference Rates;  Share Your Expertise--Conference Workshop Proposals Due; Fall Membership Drive; Creating a Positive School Climate After a Tragedy--Teachers' Voices from Ferguson; Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived to the United States;  FERPA, IDEA and HIPPA--What Information Can Be Shared With Who?  "More Police Officers?  That's Not Going to Do the Trick";   Expenditures for the Mental Health Care of Children

August 11, 2014  Keynote and Workshop Proposals Now Accepted, News Student Rep: Sierra Perez Welcomed to the Board, Increased Student Supports Act Reintroduced, SSWAA at Convening on Military-Connected Children, Connecting Kids to Coverage, OJJDP and NIJ Release Evidence Based Practice Research Series, Kids Count data Book 2014, App: The Big Moving Adventure, Pin It App, Hispanic Boys and Young Men Unlocking Their Full Potential, "More Police Officers? That's Not Going to Do the Trick", Federal Policies Impacting Children's Mental Health Symposium, Expenditures for the Mental Health Care of Children, Cost of Not Caring: Stigma Set in Stone, Sexual Orientation Now Included by CDC on High School Survey!

July 14, 2014   New SSWAA Associate Executive Director; Nashville Update and Call for Keynote Speakers; Principal leadership Magazine Including SSWAA Article Wins Award; DE Update: Congress Stuck Again; Invincible Free Book Offer; Sesame Street Incarceration App; Guidance on Foster Care and Educational Privacy; "My Brother's Keeper" task Force Report; Educating Children Without Housing; Marijuana Use Health Risks Greatest for Teens; Health Coverage for LGBT Community; Supreme Court Supports the Use of the Term "Intellectual Disability"; Now in Spanish--Community Conversations About Mental Health; Honoring the Inspirational Life of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 26, 2014    Memorial Day; School is Out;  Safe and Supportive School Discipline: Promoting Positive Student Mental Health; DC Update--SSWAA Participates in Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, New Mental Health Legislation Supports SSWs; Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe Grant; Report Addresses Protective Factors to Overcome Youth and Family Trauma; Charter Schools Need to Comply with Federal Civil Rights Laws; Vermont First State to Propose Bill to Screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences; Through Our Eyes:  Children, Violence, & Trauma; Handbook on Family and Community Engagement; Research-based Strategies Help Reduce Underage Drinking; International School Social Work Conference--Call for Speakers.

May 12, 2014  Anne McInerney to Become President, Call for Proposals, Student Conference Scholarship Winners, Ph.D. Student University of Chicago Call for Papers, No Child is Born Bad, "Now is the Time" for School Social Workers to Apply for Grants, School Climate Transformation Grant, Funding for Research to Increase School Safety, Attention Homeless Coordinators, Take 25 Project, Trauma Informed Care.

April 28, 2014  National Conference Registration is Open; Vote for SSWAA's New President; SSWs Included in OCR Data Collection, New "Whole-Child" Policy Guide for School Board Members; Distinguished SSW Advocate Award"; SSWAA's Legislative Chair Meets Representative Bill Young; IDEA Partnership Webinar Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline; Grants Now Available for President's "Now is the Time"; Florida Welcomes New State SSW Consultant; Bullying Training Center Resources; PFLAG:  Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Do You Work with Gifted Students--Request; 9.1% of Youth Ages 12 to 17 Experienced a Major Depressive Episode in 2012; Mayor's Resource Guide on Behavioral Health Issues.  

April 21, 2014  National Awardees:  Dr. Joseph Gianesin, Carol Massatt, and Susanne Shroeder; SSW Article in Principal Leadership:  Helping Students Deal with Self-Injury; SSW Appointed as First Deaf Superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf; Want to reduce mental illness?  Address Trauma;  Creating a Path to Healing Through the Spirit of the Horse; When Parents Talk About Prescription Drug Abuse, Kids Listen; Report Examines the Effect of Mentoring on Youth; Coming Out as You; Principles of Treating Teen Substance Abuse; Findings from 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Finds and Detailed Tables; Autism Numbers May Decline with New DSM 5; Technological Advances to Grieving and Closure; Apply for FREE Who Cares About Kelsey Education Kit.

March 31, 2014  SSWAA Celebrates 20th Anniversary!; Another Successful National School Social Work Conferencesm; Are YOU Interested in Moving Into a Position of Leading the SSWAA Board?; School Social Work Research-Special Interest Group; Munkhjargal Bujgar Welcomes SSWAA to Attend the International conference in Mongolia, DC Update: Disciplinary Disparities, School Social Workers Highlighted in Principal Leadership; Connecting Kids to Coverage; During Meetings, I Can't Stand it When..Guide to Assist Youth; A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children; Looking for Model Programs for Youth?; HHS Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder; New Report Tracks Behavioral Health of America; Grants to Reduce Inequality in Youth Outcomes; Serving on Your School Wellness Committee?; Parents Have More Influence than They think; Schools Promoting Trauma Informed Teaching to Reach Troubled Students; NIH Research Network Finds Many Youth Have High Levels of HIV

March 17, 2014   Conference Update; Looking for a Grant to Hire School Social Workers?; More Grant Opportunities; DC Update: School Counseling Program Needs Our Advocacy, President's Budget Proposal Increases Investments in Mental Health; World Bipolar Day; Road to Recovery-New SAMHSA Blog to Engage Others on Behavioral Health; Survey--Do You Work with Inner City Adolescent High School Youth?; 2012 Mental Health Data Now Available; Report on Online Behaviors as Real-World Threats; Common Core; A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families; Severe Mental illness Tied to Higher rates of Substance Use; Preventing Youth Violence; Uniform Definition of Youth Bullying Lays Foundation for Improved Bullying Data; Developmental Disabilities Awareness Moth--Bullying Resources; Only 19 days Left of Open Enrollment

March 3, 2014    Congressional Resolution Recognizes School Social Work Week, SSWAA Joins APA in Safe and Supportive Schools Project, 17th National School Social Work Conferencesm Typical or Troubled Grant Applications Now Available, SSWAA Member Discount on "Who Cares About Kelsey, Demystifying the Language in Medicaid, Wisconsin Creates an Office of Children's Mental Health, A Call to School Districts to Rethink School Discipline, Examples of What Some School Districts are Already Doing:  Solutions not Suspensions, Florida Swaps Cops for Counseling, San Francisco's El Dorado elementary Uses Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices, Pushing Back on Zero Tolerance Policies in New Orleans, L.A. Unified Bans Suspension for "Willful Defiance", Turning Around a DC School, Is Mental Health the Next Focus of the School Safety Debate?  NIJ to Fund Research to Increase School Safety,  Outsourcing School Health Professionals Hurts Students Most,  Why Arne Wears "80?

February 17, 2014     DC Update, Nat'l SSW Conference, SSW Week, Eating Disorders Week, State of Union Address and Early Learning, Congressional Report on Restraint and Seclusion, Dept. of Ed Summer Internships, Social Emotional Learning from Practice to Policy NASBE, Surgeon General's Report on Smoking, State of America's Children, Restorative Justice at Chicago's Fenger High School, Developing Effective Policies and Programs for Military-Connected Children, Eight in 10 Uninsured Latinos May Qualify for Coverage 

February 3, 2014  Nat'l SSW Conference Deadlines, Nat'l SSW Survey, DC Update: Funding for School Mental Health, SSW Week, More School Mental Health Professionals Needed, Juvenile Justice Resource Hub, Facilitating Interventions to Address Early Childhood Challenging Behavior, Marijuana: Facts for Teens, New Substance Abuse Treatment Resources Focus on Teens, How Safe is the Schoolhouse? The Family Acceptance Project: Addressing health and Related Risks for LGBTQ, Effectiveness of High School gay Straight Alliances, Congress Give Special Education $500 Million Boost, School Mental Health Conference Seeking Proposals, State Legislation Report 2013 Trends, Themes and Best Practices in State Mental Health, Grant Opportunities.

January 20, 2014   MLK Day,  Have You Ever Thought: "If I were in charge of SSWAA?"; SSWs Mentioned in U.S. Department of Education Resource Guide for School Climate and Discipline!; DC Update (2014 Budget); The Changing Role of the SSW; National SSW Conference Update; "How many consultations did you provide to school staff last fall?"—survey; A Day in the Life of a SSW Article; White House Video Opportunity for high school students; Revised Autism Screening Tool; Tips to Address Wandering by Students with Autism; Nat'l Forum on Youth Violence Prevention; Strong Start, Bright Future: Tips for Parents to Help Their Child Succeed in School; 60 Percent of 12th Graders Do Not View Regular Marijuana Use as Harmful; Substance Abuse Treatment Services and Data Available by State; Coping Without Medical Insurance; Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

January 6, 2014  Website Resources Restricted to Members, SSWAA Phone Number, Associate Executive Director Job Opening, DC Update, 2013 Whole Child Best Blog includes SSW Blog, Conference Update, New Year's Resolutions, Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Diagnosis, Toolkit to Assist Concerned Preschool Parents, Budget Cuts Threaten Special Education, Sexual risk Taking and Bullying Among Adolescents, Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies, Toolkit Helps Reduce Arrests and Connect At-Risk Students to Mental Health Services, Lets' (Not) Talk Bout It: Communication and Teen Pregnanc6y Prevention in Latino Families, OJJDP Releases Fall 2013 Issue of Journal Of Juveniles Justice, Children of Incarcerated Parents, Grant Opportunities.

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