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Additional Resources Regarding the Role of School Social Workers
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Please feel free to download and use the following documents to assist with understanding the many services that School Social Workers are uniquely trained to provide.


School Social Workers' Role in Addressing Students' Mental Health Needs and Increasing Academic Achievement  SSWAA Document

A Box of Crayons:  What School Social Work is All About 
By Heather Alden, 2012 School Social Worker of the Year

A Day in the Life of a School Social Worker  DVD available for purchase

Elements of School Social Work:   Learn some of the elements of School Social Work Services.   One page bulleted quick glance regarding the role and services areas School Social Workers address.


Frameworks of School Social Work.  Systems level framework for School Social Work Services.  One page diagram.

In April, 2013 SSWAA joined the National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of School Psychologists, American School Counselor's Association, National Association of School Resource Officers to develop  A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools    This document outlines the various roles that we each play in schools. 

Overlapping and Unique Roles of OH Specialized Pupil Services Personnel--Venn Diagram of SSW, School Psych and School Counseling Roles 

Overview of School Based Mental Health Services  Joint document regarding School Based Mental Health by the School Social Work Association of America, the American School Counselors Association and the National Association of School Psychologists

School Social Work fliers.   Click here.  Developed by SSWAA for School Social Work publicity.

School Social Work Services:   A quick, one page resource outlining School Social Work services.  

School Social Work Within the Schools: Learn some of the frameworks of School Social Work Services

School Social Work as a Career:  Interested in becoming a School Social Worker?  

Who are We to Our Students?   Poem by Hope Pacheco

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