The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to offer a webinar series on research topics related to school social work. Member rate for individual Webinars will be $25 (1.5 CEUs per Webinar) or a Package of 5 Webinars for $100 (7.5 CEUs available). Non-Member Rate for individual Webinars will be $40 and $160 for a Package of 6 Webinars.
Please note: CEUs will be available for anyone who completes the entire webinar.
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Presented by Dr. Jim Raines, Professor of Social Work, California State University, Monterey Bay
Participants will a process for ethical decision making with a special focus on issues related to minors. It will introduce a model decision making process with seven steps. Part I will focus on ethics within a multi-tiered systems of support framework and use case studies focused on Tier I and Tier II issues.
Presented by Dr. Jim Raines, Professor of School Social Work, California State University, Monterey Bay
Participants will a process for ethical decision making with a special focus on issues related to minors. It will introduce a model decision making process with seven steps. Part II will focus on ethics when providing mental health services to minors in Tier III. Case studies will be used throughout.
Presented by Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Associate Professor, Dominican University
This workshop will focus on creating equitable and inclusive schools that meet the needs of immigrant parents and students. The workshop will address issues of engaging immigrant parents, supporting undocumented students and their families, working with immigrant parents from a cultural humility approach and best practices for this population. A case example of one high school that has implemented various equity programs will be highlighted.
Presented by Christy McCoy, SSWAA Secretary and Legislative Chair
As leaders of our profession, this webinar aims to empower you to find your advocacy comfort level and to reach beyond it. During this presentation, school social workers will explore the necessity and professional value of macro level advocacy. In addition, members will receive tools to increase their knowledge about how to be an effective advocate for the children and families each of you serve whether at the district, county, state or national level. Finally, participants will develop an action plan to implement during this school year to educate community, state, regional and national leaders about the social, emotional, physical and cognitive barriers that impact a child’s academic attainment as well as the vital role that school social workers play as the mental health professionals on the educational team in reducing or eliminating the impact of those barriers.
Presented by Dr. Michael Kelly, Associate Professor of Social Work, Loyola University
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have become mainstays of the K-12 education landscape, but most of the PLCs to date have focused on teachers and learning about specific curricular areas. This webinar will describe how school social workers can form their own PLCs to enhance their school social work practice. Dr. Kelly will share research drawing from PLCs he’s helped lead in Wyoming, Illinois, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. Practical suggestions for starting your own PLC in your district will be offered, as well as online resources to draw on to make your PLCs effective.