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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 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.  

AMAZE is a non-profit organization that works to create safe and respectful learning communities for all children.  AMAZE challenges bias and bullying through literature based practical classroom tools.  We provide skill - building exercises and start courageous conversations, engaging children directly in making their own environments safe and welcoming for everyone.  We teach educators, parents and other caring adults how to promote the knowledge, attitudes, language, and skills needed to work together across differences. We do this because ending bias and bullying can literally save children’s lives.

Backpack Gear:
Backpack Gear, Inc. is a wholesaler and distributor for backpacks, shoulder/messenger bags, school supplies, general merchandise, and prepackaged and custom kits for education, homeless, migrant recruitment  and disaster relief.  Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality products at competitive prices.

Behavioral Health Services - County of San Diego.

Behavioral health includes a continuum of services aimed at providing an array of mental health, alcohol and other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, and older adults, and improving the quality of life within our communities. These services are provided by mental health clinicians, alcohol and drug counselors, and peers in a professional and respectful manner. Behavioral health services include prevention, treatment, and interventions that promote recovery and social well-being.   

Beyond OCD
Beyond OCD is the leading provider of consumer friendly resources designed to help people cope with and ultimately conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We serve adults and children, their families and the mental health professionals who treat them. Educators and clergy also turn to us as a trusted source of accurate information.

Camp Make Believe
Are your schools preventing bullying, violence, and suicide? Are you using RTI for students with social and emotional needs? Learn how the Camp Make Believe Kids 8-Step Social and Emotional Learning Program and its’ recent middle school edition, STEP UP! increases positive student outcomes and increases compliance with related legal mandates.

California Association of School Social Workers
"The general purpose of the California Association of School Social Workers is to promote the professional growth and effectiveness of School Social Work in California schools and thereby ultimately help influence the California school system to maintain and increase responsiveness to the learning and other human needs of all students.

Check & Connect, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to improve student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. We offer an implementation manual, training, consultation, and technical assistance to implement this research-based model. Visit

Dibble Institute
The Dibble Institute, a private, secular non-profit organization, provides professionals research/evidence-based tools to promote healthy romantic relationship skill development for teens and young adults.

Hazelden Publishing
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.

Heartland Media
The Heartland Media Foundation is dedicated to helping youth navigate the challenges of growing up in our increasingly complicated world, dominated by mass media and the 24/7 digital culture.  It actively promotes the development of social emotional skills, character and positive values though it video programs and the work of Michael Pritchard with a special focus on preventing bullying and cyber-bullying.  Our latest award winning program, Stepping On Up, is an engaging and lively, research-based series for elementary school students, containing 16 lessons on 4 DVDs. Please visit us at

Illinois National Guard Family Program
The National Guard Family Program is a Joint Force initiative that serves as the foundation for support to families of Army and Air National Guard members. As the Guard faces unprecedented increase in military activity and extended deployments, it is more vital than ever to ensure that families are prepared for the stresses of deployment and supported throughout the entire deployment cycle. The Family Program acts as a network that allows families to mutually support one another.  Come by and receive information and resources to assist military connected families.

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 work education. Our books and journal articles are attuned to the realities of current social work issues and policy and are carefully selected for their ability to tie theory with practice, their exploration of human behavior, the significance of the practice interventions they discuss, the diversity of people and communities represented, and the links they establish between practice, ethics, research, and policy. Visit our website for instructor’s materials including lecture notes, test bank questions, paper topics, and more.

Mendez Foundation
Too Good Programs  The Too Good programs put social and emotional learning to work for elementary, middle, and high school students through fun, interactive lessons to build confidence and develop the skills needed to make healthy decisions, bond with pro-social peers, and achieve success in the classroom and beyond.  The Too Good family of programs includes Too Good for Drugs, Too Good for Violence, Celebrating Healthy Choices Week, and coming soon, Seeds of Nutrition.

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.

National Runaway Safeline
The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is the federally funded national communication system. Through its 24/7 hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) and web services, NRS offers crisis intervention, information and referral, and mediation to runaway and homeless youth, youth at risk, and families. NRS also provides free educational and promotional materials to educators and service providers.

Oxford University Press:
Visit the Oxford booth for discounts on new and classic titles from the SSWAA Workshop Series including Dupper: School Bullying: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem; Filter/Alvarez: Functional Behavioral Assessment: A Three - Tiered Prevention Model, and much more.

PAR,  Inc.
PAR, Inc. is a leading publisher of psychological assessment instruments, testing materials, apps, and software, including the PARiConnect online testing platform. Over the past 35 years, PAR has earned a  reputation for providing customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled customer service.  To learn more about PAR, please visit

Pearson Clinical Assessments
NCS Pearson, through its Assessment and Instruction Group, is the global leader in clinical and educational assessments, providing a wide range of assessments for personality, behavior, ability, achievement, speech and language, and career interests. Our respected brands include the Wechsler family of assessments, the MMPI ® family of tests, the Beck inventories, the Millon™ inventories, the PPVT™ - 4, the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, Third Edition (WRMT™-III), the BASC™ family of products, and the Kaufman family of assessments. For more than 50 years, our mission has been to improve teaching and support life - long learning. We help all those who are involved with education use assessment, information, research, and innovation to promote learning and personal development, advance academic achievement, improve instructional productivity, and transform educational communities. 
Pearson Assessments

San Diego Tourism Authority
With its legendary weather, beautiful beaches and friendly, Laid-back vibe, San Diego is a destination that attendees can’t wait to visit. From the downtown Gaslamp scene to luxurious North County resorts, 135 distinctive conference and convention hotels and exciting attractions fit the mood and objective of any meeting, and any budget.

Super Duper Publications
The Social Express:  The Social Express™ is an interactive online program which teaches children how to think about and manage social situations.  It enables them to build social - emotional skills needed to develop meaningful relationships and succeed in life.   Our program received awards from SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association) this year in the categories of Most Likely to Succeed and Most Innovative. Please visit our website at

University of Southern California Building Capacity
University of Southern California Building Capacity is a partnership between eight military - connected school districts and USC. Funded by a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), the project is creating sustainable and replicable infrastructures for data - driven models of responsive and supportive schools. Staff, students, and parents are being empowered to use evidence to improve school climate for military students.

University of Southern California School of Social Work
The mission of the USC School of Social Work is to improve the well - being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice,and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation and the world.

Wighita Press
This is bibliotherapy at its best. Therapeutic novels to help teenagers cope with problems that may lead to suicide.  They address bullying, anger management, drug addiction, peer pressure and sex, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, low self esteem, divorce and step parents. Come and meet the author, Dr. Celia Banting.

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.

Your Self Series
Your Self Series is a complete identity development program helping young teens to answer the questions, "Who am I" and "Where do I want to go in life?"  An ideal Health, Advisory or After School program, Your Self Series empowers teens while fulfilling CCSS, 21st Century Skills and many state mandates.




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