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University of New England
Now is the time to take action for social change. The University of New England’s Master of Social Work Online Option offers comprehensive curriculum presented by compassionate, experienced faculty with the expertise and real-world knowledge to help position you for success. In addition, our 100% online program will allow you more flexibility to complete your courses while maintain your busy schedule. To learn more about this program, please visit socialwork.une.edu or call 1-877-863-6791.
SSWAA is very grateful to our Exhibitors and Sponsors for their participation and support. Please check out their organization's information and web pages for resources and/or products that may be useful in your practice or to your school district.
Backpack Gear, Inc. is a wholesale source for backpacks, school uniforms and general merchandise. In addition, we sell custom order and prepackaged educational and hygiene kits, to Education, Community, and Foundations organizations both public & private that assist with transitional children and families impacted by economic hardship or disaster relief. http://backpackgearinc.com/Scripts/default.asp
The Boston University School of Social Work is committed to education that furthers social and economic justice in the urban environment, and contributes high-quality teaching, scholarship, research and practice. The School offers studies in clinical and macro social work methods, as well as Ph.D. and online programs, and continuing professional education. http://www.bu.edu/ssw/
Camp Make Believe:
The Camp MakeBelieve Kids Social and Emotional Learning Program has been providing kids with strategies and tools to effectively regulate their internal thermometers, interact appropriately with peers and adjust to changes in environment. Created by Child Therapist, Pamela Goldberg, in her efforts to prepare children and teens for the inevitable changes and drama that will occur in their lives. This program is now 100% aligned with Reading Literacy Standards and Benchmarks, allowing teachers and after school providers to teach these essential life skills in a structured, entertaining and easy to use 8 Step Curriculum. Scientific studies have demonstrated that kids who participate in Social and Emotional Learning Programs increase standardized test scores by at least 11%. Stop by our booth at Showcase Nevada and meet the creator of the program and learn how you can implement Camp MakeBelieve Kids in your school. www.campmakebelievekids.com
Florida State University College of Social Work
The Florida State University College of Social Work is here to help improve our knowledge on school social work practice. They are here to examine how practitioners view practice by handing out a survey on practice tasks. Participation would be greatly appreciated, thank you and enjoy the conference! http://csw.fsu.edu/
Hazelden Publishing is the leading publisher of evidence-based prevention programs for students in kindergarten through high schools. Hazelden is the publisher of award-winning programs such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Safe Dates (dating violence prevention), Lifelines (suicide prevention), Project Northland and Protecting You/Protecting Me (alcohol prevention programs). Hazelden has partnered with SSWAA to develop a research-based distance learning course entitled, Bullying 101 for School Social Workers and School Counselors. School social workers can receive CEUs for taking this interactive and engaging course. For more information visit our website. www.hazelden.org/bookplace
It’s About Childhood & Family, Inc.
It’s About Childhood & Family, Inc. is a not-for-profit clinical and resource center dedicated to enhancing the quality of childhood and family life in our communities. We believe that labels should not define the children and families that we work with. Instead we focus on their strengths, resources, resiliencies, and potential for growth.
The Lakeview residential programs located in Wisconsin and New Hampshire excel in meeting the emotional and social needs of youth and adolescents with medical, physical and cognitive challenges compounded by significant behavioral issues. Our Child and Adolescent Complex Medical Residential Care Program integrates medical management, nursing care and education in an environment where youth and adolescents can thrive. Lakeview’s special education environment ensures that Individualized Education Plans are tailored to meet the needs of each student in a highly structured environment. Our residential team includes; psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, certified behavior analysts, special educators, case managers, speech, occupational and physical therapists, recreational therapists and nurses. Lakeview works collaboratively to maintain consistency and to provide the support during the transition process from our programs to family, schools, community resources and other service providers. www.lakeviewsystem.com
Lyceum Books Company:
Lyceum Books, a Chicago-based independent publisher, produces innovative books and journals that have earned us a reputation of excellence in social service education. Our published works are attuned to relevant social work issues and are carefully selected for the links established between practice, ethics, research, and policy. www.lyceumbooks.com facebook.com/lyceumbooks twitter.com/lyceumbooks
Maple Leaf Center: Your resource center for BOOKS, DVD’s, and TOYS to help individuals with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and PDD-NOS. WE GET IT – and we’re here for you. http://mapleleafcenter.com/
MHS develops, publishes, and distributes innovative assessments for children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of Depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, psychopathology, and emotional intelligence. Our tools are used in the clinical, educational, forensic, public safety, pharmaceutical, business, and research settings. www.mhsinc.org
Milton Hershey School:
MHS is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of low income in grades pre-K through twelve. MHS is funded by a trust established by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine. The School offers a positive, structured home life and serves about 1850 students. http://www.mhs-pa.org/
National Autism Center, Inc.
The National Autism Center is May Institute's center for the promotion of evidence-based practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities. http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/
National Institute of Mental Health:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services, conducts and supports research on mental health and mental disorders. NIMH offers many publications, at no cost, to help people with mental disorders, health care practitioners, researchers, and the general public gain a better understanding of mental illnesses and NIMH research programs. Some materials are available in Spanish. www.himh.nih.gov
National Runaway Switchboard:
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) assists school personnel through its 24/7 hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY. NRS will speak with any caller in crisis, not just runaways, and offers crisis intervention, information and referral, conflict mediation, message relay, reunification, education and advocacy around runaway issues, and promotional materials. http://www.1800runaway.org/
The OCD Education Station web site is designed to provide valuable knowledge about OCD for all school personnel. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can rob children of the joy of learning, fun and friendships. School personnel are in a unique position to intervene and help parents learn that effective treatment is available. www.ocdchicago.org
Oxford University Press:
Visit the Oxford booth to pick up the newest SSWAA Workshop Series title, Functional Behavioral Assessment by Kevin J. Filter and Michelle E. Alvarez, and receive 20% off all school social work resources! www.oup.com/us
Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group:
Routledge is a leading international publisher of scholarly books and journals in Social Work and Public Care, Education, Psychology, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, and more. For a complete list of related titles of interest, visit the Routledge Mental Health Arena at www.routledgementalhealth.com.
Screening for Mental Health, Inc
Self Esteem Shop:
Self Esteem Shop is a one-stop-shop for school social workers. Visit us at www.selfesteemshop.com, on face book or phone us at (800) 251-8336. We accept purchase orders. Our resources include books for children on every issue, workbooks & group curriculums, puppets, posters, CDs & DVDs, toys & games, miniatures & professional resources. www.selfesteemshop.com
SPARK is a girl-fueled activist movement challenging the sexualization of women and girls. We're collaborating with hundreds of girls (13-22 years old) and more than 60 organizations nationwide to reject the commodified, sexualized images of girls in media and support the development of girls' healthy sexuality and self-esteem. www.SPARKmovement.org
Social Work p.r.n.:
Social Work p.r.n. is a professional social work company offering a wide range of services and products. These include social work staffing (temporary, temp-to-perm and direct hire), supervision, consultation, training and education. We provide MSW and BSW's for hospitals, addiction services, mental health agencies, child welfare services, rehabilitation, employee assistance programs, hospice, home health, schools and residential facilities. We have partnered with thousands of settings nationwide to help them meet their most challenging social work staffing, recruitment and support needs. Visit our website: www.socialworkprn.com.
Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization:
The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization (TSCO) is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization dedicated to promoting camping opportunities for children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and its associated disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). http://www.tourettecamp.com/
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work:
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work is a national leader in social work research and education. We expand knowledge regarding social problems, educate social workers for advanced practice, and provide leadership in the development of socially and economically just policies and programs that strengthen individuals, families, organizations, and communities. http://ssw.unc.edu/
University of Denver:
Continuously accredited since 1931, the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work offers a top-ranked MSW program and one of the nation’s oldest social work doctorates. It is home to the nationally renowned Butler Institute for Families, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Institute of Gerontology and the non-profit Bridge Project. www.du.edu/socialwork
WordPlay Multimedia, LLC
Producers of Ain't Nothing Funny - a documentary film and dropout prevention program, based on the book “Do as I Say, Not as I Do”, that illustrates strategies for overcoming the challenges of being a young person in America. Life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by choice. www.frederickpreston.com
Your Self Series:
Your Self Series is a curriculum that fosters the development of self skills: resilience, frustration tolerance, decision making, pro-social behavior, emotional-awareness and more. YSS combines character education and social emotional learning to empower the self so academics and graduation rates increase while risky behaviors and depression decrease. Come meet the authors and learn why this program is so effective and popular with teens. http://www.yourselfseries.com/YSS/Home.html