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Screenings:  As part of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Screening for Mental Health,  in partnership with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), provides anonymous eating disorder screenings  for the general public.

Feeding and Eating Disorders: DSM-5.  Source American Psychiatric Association

I Had No Idea that Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate
February 22 - 29, is National Eating Disorders Week, with the theme of "I Had No Idea" for 2015. Many people who are aware of eating disorders may not think they have one, but the campaign seeks to educate people on healthy methods of managing weight along with empowerment activities that help individuals embrace positive qualities in themselves as opposed to an unrealistic ideal. Source: National Eating Disorders Association

National Eating Disorders Awareness Resources   Source:  National Eating Disorders Association

National Eating Disorders Resources in Your Area?   Call 800-931-2237

National Eating Disorders Association   The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.


Ethical Guidelines Series  Three (3) Resolution Statements relative to Ethics by SSWAA 

Supplemental Ethical Standards for School Social Work.    Document developed by the Midwest School Social Work Council and endorsed by SSWAA.  Read more.


As School Social Workers, we often do not fit into typical district forms for employment or evaluation. As a result, teacher evaluation forms are often used to evaluate school social workers. 

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) National Evaluation Framework for School Social Work Practice (2013) (word)  and (pdf version) is adapted from The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (2013) by Charlotte Danielson, published by the Danielson Group.  

The SSWAA National Evaluation Framework for School Social Work Practice (2013) is cross-walked with the SSWAA National School Social Work Practice Model (2013) and the National Association of Social Workers Standards for School Social Work Services (2012)

School systems are invited to adapt this evaluation framework to meet specific needs for evaluating their school social work programs and services.

Collection of Evaluation Tools and School Social Work Rubrics used to evaluate School Social Workers from various sources.   (Members only)


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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT  (See Parent & Family Engagement)


Illinois Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Network. Available at

National Center on Student Progress Monitoring at

Special Connections, Kansas University at


487 & 488: Harper High School.  This American Life by WBEZ spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. WBEZ went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and Homecoming dances. We found so many incredible and surprising stories.  Two School Social Workers were highlighted in both productions #1 and #2 who represented us well.   

Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems.

Gang Exposure and Pregnancy Incidence. 

Highlights of 2009 Youth Gang Survey. 

National Gang Center  The National Gang Center Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Here you will find an analysis of the findings from nearly 16 years of data collected by the annual National Youth Gang Survey of 2,500 U.S. law enforcement agencies. Visitors can read and download publications related to street gangs. An online form allows communities to request training and technical assistance as they plan and implement anti-gang strategies.  The Web site also hosts a database of gang-related state legislation and municipal codes.


Members Only can access here.  


Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and the Ebola Virus.  Information from the U.S.Department of Education and CDC.  10/17/2014


Connecting Kids to Coverage

As a school social worker that interacts regularly with families, you are a trusted source of information for them on a variety of topics – including the care and well-being of children. Today, millions of children and teens up to age 19 are eligible for free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but are not enrolled. And, in some states, more parents may qualify for Medicaid too. Enrollment in these programs is open year round, so it’s never too late to apply! You can be part of a nationwide effort to spread the word about year-round enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP! Join the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign to help more families enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. Enrollment keeps kids healthy – and gives parents one less thing to worry about.  Click here for Resources  to help you spread the word!   · 



If You Are Homeless & In Need of Help.   National Coalition for the Homeless

School Social Worker featured on Jim Lehrer News Report on homeless students.  June 8, 2009  


See Children of Incarcerated Parents. 


Findings Support 'Integrated Student Services".   October, 2010 Communities in Schools Model of Integrated Student Services.


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Resources compiled to assist with Job Retention.

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