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Numerous Advocacy Resources for School Social Work.  Members Only

Celebrate School Social Work Week.    Information on activities to celebrate School Social Work Week as well as advocacy resources.

SSWAA National School Social Work Model:  Improving academic and behavioral outcomes

The School Social Work Practice Model is SSWAA’s official policy for the delivery of school social work services.  For more details and resources, click here.     

Research in Focus: Social-Emotional Learning   (Research proving school based staff are more effective regarding social and emotional learning.)

Related Services Training Module, Vanderbilt University.

Revenues Generated for School Districts by School Social Work Services 

School Social Work Activities.  

School Social Work Series  of books by Oxford Press. 

"School Social Work:  What's It Really Like?".  3 minute You Tube video.  "Are you interested in working with adults and kids as a school social worker?" Sue Smith of Prairie Lakes Iowa AEA interviews several school social workers on what they like about their job.

Social Work Salaries   This site provides a breakdown of the average social worker salaries in all 50 states and for several different specializations, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Social worker salaries can vary widely depending on several factors, including your specialization, state and qualifications. Qualifications can range from the number of years spent as a social worker, whether or not you have a Masters of Social Work and what types of special certifications you might hold.

Using Data to Document the Benefit of School Social Work Services 


Juliana Ferri, a UCLA undergraduate working at the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, knew a family whose child was diagnosed as manifesting selective mutism.  After reviewing the literature, she shares what she learned as an information resource for teachers, parents and others.  Read more.      Source:  UCLA's Center for Mental Health in Schools


Share info you have on the role of School Social Workers relative to Social Emotional Learning  so we can share.  Contact us. 

5 Core Social Emotional Competencies  Source:  CASEL: Collaborative for Academic,  Social and Emotional Learning

Teaching the Whole Child: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Learning Environments.   A 44 page Research-to-Practice brief recently published by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. This brief helps states and districts to connect instructional strategies that promote SEL and positive learning environments with three common professional evaluation performance rubrics.  Although the focus on the teacher's role, still some good information on SEL.   Source:  Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

What is Social Emotional Learning?    Source:  CASEL: Collaborative for Academic,  Social and Emotional Learning


Come to the Pad and learn how to integrate technology into your social work practice.  Full of ideas, games, etc. to use with students.

 Web Tools Smackdown for Social Workers.


Do2learn provides thousands of pages of social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. To make the experience as pleasant and easy as possible, we display no ads nor require that you login to access our website.

SSWAA's  Pinterest site also has Social Skills Activities. 


SSWAA Resolution Statement regarding licensureClinical School Social Work:  Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Students 

See information on Earning Your MSW and How to Become a Social Worker   Provided by Social Work License Map

See information on How to Become a Licensed  Social Worker.   Developed by Social Work Degree website. 

The Social Work Degree Website has begun to compile a Guide to Universities in the US with Social Work Degree Programs  by state, as well as general information regarding social work.

Master's in Social Work Directory.     The site provides various search options including top schools in the country, size, state, tuition, programs, campus based, etc.    Online program directory is also available. 

Licensure:  See state interactive Social Work License Map  for the various state clinical licensure (LCSW, LMSW, Etc.) requirements. Provided by Social Work License Map

Online MSW Programs. Directory of CSWE accredited online MSW programs on the Internet. Includes detailed information about schools including admission requirements, eligibility restrictions, program formats and more.

Online Masters of Social Work option, University of New England.

Scholarships:    Here are just some of the many websites and programs dedicated to helping you pay for your Social Work Masters Degree.     Provided by Social Work License Map


All Kinds of Minds, Understanding Differences in Learning. Available at

Closed Head Injury: Our mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for Closed Head Injury and other debilitating diseases. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress.      Closed Head Injury,

Council of Administrators of Special Education at

Council for Exceptional Children at

Department of Education. Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 at
             (The Department of Education has compiled all IDEA 2004 resources at this site.) ,   the federal government’s one-stop access website for disability-related resources, services, and information, has a plethora of guides that breaks down topics that matter those with disabilities, caregivers and families, and helping professionals who interact with this particular population.

Disability Etiquette:    "Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities."   (Specific guidelines by category of disability.)  Developed by the United Spinal Association.

How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?   Seclusion and restraint are highly dangerous interventions that have led to death, injury, and trauma in children. They stand in sharp contrast to positive behavioral support programs and de-escalation techniques that resolve most challenging situations.   The updated version of How Safe Is The Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Laws and Policies, written by Jessica Butler, has been published by the Autism National Committee. The January 20, 2014 report contains updated information on state restraint and seclusion statutes, regulations, and policies.   The report examines how the majority of states still operate under weak laws and laws with loopholes. A family can move across a river or down a highway and lose the protections it used to have.   Read more.  Source:  Autism National Committee

The IRIS Center at

LD Online.

Person First Language"Communicating With and About People with Disabilities"   Source:  National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: Center for Disease Control

The Learning Disabilities Association of America at

The Learning Toolbox at

National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

For a list NASDSE's publications go to:

National Center for Learning Disabilities. 

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities Symposium.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at

Pacer Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities at


Click here for Substance Abuse Resources.


Click here for Suicide Prevention Resources

Violence Prevention

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survive  Homicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and accounts for more deaths in this age group than the next six leading causes of death combined. According to the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, which was funded by OJJDP with support from CDC, nearly one-half of children and adolescents surveyed were assaulted at least once in the past year, and more than 1 in 10 were injured in an assault. Youth are also being subjected to other less visible and chronic trauma in their homes and communities. The survey found that 1 in 10 youth suffered from maltreatment, including physical and emotional abuse and neglect, and 1 in 16 were victimized sexually in the past year.   (October, 2009)

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