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SSWAA's  Free Research Webinar Series: 2012-2013

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to offer a FREE webinar series to members on research topics related to school social work. As a member, you are able to access the 2012-2013 webinars.   CEUs for this series, however, are no longer available.       See list of webinars available below.

Past Webinars: 

The following past Webinars are still available for members to access.    For further information or to view any of these 90 minute presentations, click here.  

Using Motivational Interviewing in School Settings

Participants will learn the core philosophy of and activities in Motivational Interviewing interventions and its application in school settings  Participants will also learn about additional resources for training to competency in MI.  Presented by Doug Smith,  Assistant Professor of Social Work and Carol Wilson-Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work,  at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign.

"The Self-Monitoring Training And Regulation Strategy (STARS):
A Data-Driven Selective Behavior Support Program for Students with Disruptive Behaviors."

Participants will increase their knowledge of behavioral screening tools helpful for identifying children who display early behaviors as well as measuring and monitoring the ongoing progress of both universal and selective behavioral interventions,   Presented by Aaron M. Thompson,  Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri.  Aaron is a former classroom educator, school social worker, and principal. 

Ethics in School Social Work

Quick answers and simple solutions seldom work for ethical predicaments. Presented by Jim Raines Ph.D., LCSW  who has held numerous school social work leadership positions and is the current Department Chair of Health, Human Services and Public Policy at California State University Monterey Bay.

Mental Health Consultation 

Participants will learn the definition of mental health consultation, the roles and boundaries of a mental health consultant, and the process and procedures for providing mental health consultation services as well as learn the central assessment tools and intervention techniques of mental health consultation.  Presented by Chris Sabatino, Associate Professor of Social Work at The Catholic University of America.

Technology and the School Social Worker: How Can the iPad Help Your Practice?

Participants will be made aware of different iPad apps that can be used in school social work practice and learn how to use several apps and how they can benefit their practice.   Presented by Jill Clodfelter, MSW, a Pre-K thru 12th grade school social worker at Bement School District in Illinois.  

Bullying in Schools: New Perspectives on a Growing Problem

Bullying is one of the most prevalent and insidious forms of violence in schools today.   Presented by Dr. Dave Dupper,  Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  

Adaptation of the Danielson Framework for Teaching to School Social Work:  One District's Experience

Dr. Kenneth Gaughan, Supervisor of School Social Work Services and his leadership team who include Richard Lucas, Patricia Pili and Marta Rodriguez-Rivera, will share their experience with developing the Danielson Framework for Teaching to school social work






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