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SSWAA Webinar: "School Social Workers Help End the Silence on Mental Health"
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SSWAA Webinar:

Part of the 2015-2016 SSWAA Webinar Series

1/26/2016 to 5/31/2016
When: January 26, 2016
12:00 PM (noon) Central Time Zone
Where: United States
Contact: Rebecca Kunkel Oliver

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SSWAA Webinar: "School Social Workers Help End the Silence on Mental Health"

January 26 @ 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM CST

Presented by:

Raquel Goodrich, Text, Talk & Act

Brief Description:

SSWAA has partnered with Text, Talk and Act to help celebrate School Social Work Week.Text, Talk and Act is an innovative program that is proven effective in getting young people more comfortable talking about mental health. Text, Talk, Act uses text messaging to facilitate a face-to-face conversation on mental health. Participants gather in small groups (3-4 people) with one cell phone per group. They text START to the number 89800 to receive a series of text messages that guides their group through a conversation on mental health: why it is important, how to care for it, and how to help a friend in need. The text messages include videos, social media interactions, polling questions and discussion questions.  Attend this webinar to learn more about Text, Talk, Act and how to bring this program to your students.   End the silence on mental health while promoting school social work. 

Learning Goals:

  • Identify the preferred methods for engaging youth in a conversation on mental health

  • Describe leading technologies and strategies that have been proven effective at getting young people talking about mental health

  • Implement strategies to organize young people in schools for a conversation about mental hea


Raquel Goodrich is the Director of Digital Communications and Text, Talk, Act Director for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. Raquel manages the Institute's digital communication platforms, and seeks to use virtual technologies to strengthen American’s roles in our democracy. Raquel also helps to spearhead the Creating Community Solutions Initiative, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. Her work with CCS includes leading the Communications strategy and developing Text, Talk, Act, a text-massaging platform utilized by over 42,000 young people that leads participants through a dialogue on mental health via their cell phones.


The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to offer a webinar series  on research topics related to school social work.    Please note that all webinars are being recorded and will be available even if you are not able to attend during the actual webinar event.

Since this is a FREE SSWAA Webinar, please note that no CEUs will be provided. 

(If you prefer to pay for the whole Package of Six (6) Webinars, you can access more information   or  register here. )

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