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School Social Work Association of America
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National Conference in San Diego
March 20 - 23, 2013

Workshops Addressing Ethics & Important Topics for School Social Workers


Is your state or district requiring new evaluation rubrics? Are you tired of being evaluated using the “Teacher Evaluation Form”? During the Pre-Conference, a panel of School Social Workers from 3 states who have already tackled “SSW Evaluation Rubrics in the New Era of Mandated Accountability " will share what their states/districts have developed. On Saturday, Dr. Chris Sabatino, Dr. Michelle Alvarez, Dr. David Dupper, Dr. Jim Raines and others will also make a presentation on a school social work evaluation rubric they have been working on based on the Danielson Model.

Other workshop sessions addressing Ethics & Important Topics for School Social Workers include:

Pre C SSW Evaluation Rubric in the New Era of Mandated Accountability

A4 Therapeutic Program Model: What Works & Why
A5 A Win-Win! Ways to Incorporate Interns into SSW Practice

B12 Advocacy 101: Making Sense of Washington's Ways
B15 Professional Learning Communities and School Social Work Data Collection
B18 & C28 Strategies to Develop and Use Data to Build a System of Student Supports
B20 & C30 The Changing Role of School Social Work within RtI/PBS and the Use of Data

C25 UCLA's Comprehensive System of Learning Supports

D32 Compassion Fatigue: Giving Up or Giving Out
D33 Using Strategies to Create Powerful Learning Environments
D38 Lessons from the Chicago Teachers' Strike: How SSWs Can Help Save Public Education

E42 New Outcomes & Results Required for Special Ed: Are SSWs Ready?
E48 &F58 Ethical Decision Making in School Social Work

F52 SEL, RTI and Common Core: Opportunities to Expand SSW Visibility

"A Day in the Life of a School Social Worker" (Film2)

G61 The SSW's Role in School Reform: Advanced Advocacy at the Local, State & National Levels
G63 A National SSW Evaluation Model: Adaptation of the Danielson Framework
G66 University/School Community Partnership: The Center of Community Change

Keynote Speakers include:    Dr. Michael Pritchard, Heartland Media “T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone and Anyone Matters”.   Michael teaches that collaboration and connectivity are the soul of building community. Michael will incorporate humor in addressing such issues as frustration, anger, active listening, conflict resolution, fighting indifference and apathy, bouncing back from burnout, and reclaiming our dedication.  Dr. Marleen Wong, University of Southern California "Trauma Informed Schools: The Role of School Social Work".  Dr. Wong has been recognized by the White House as one of the "pre-eminent experts in school crisis and [trauma] recovery". She has developed mental health recovery programs and crisis and disaster training for school districts and law enforcement in the United States, Canada, Israel and Asia for the past 30 years.  Myrna Mandlawitz, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations, School Social Work Association of America “ A School Social Worker, A Representative, and a Senator Walk into a School:…Don’t Let the Joke Be on Us!”.  Learn the latest from Washington, D.C. and School Social Work advocacy efforts! 

To view complete brochure information on this topic and more, please visit our website at:

Download this PDF file on "Ethics & Important Topics for School Social Workers"

Download the  PDF File on Mental Health Topics

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