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May 28, 2015


Summer Leadership & Legislative Institute--July 12 - 14, 2015

In This Issue

1. Come to DC
2. Why Come?
3. Where to Stay?
4. Get Details & Register

Pictures Worth 1000 Words?

Check out our Summer Institute Photo Gallery as well as 2013 Institute Photos. You can also see a Photo Summary of Summer Institute Activities.

Meet Your Congressperson?

Join us on "The Hill" and possibly meet your Senator or Representative.

Earn CEUs

SSWAA is in the process of applying for CEUs so do all this and earn CEUs too!

Learn, Network and Join the Fun!

D.C. -- A Great Place to Visit!

Are you looking for the perfect family getaway for mid-July...or are you looking just to get away! If so, SSWAA has the answer: Come to DC and join us at the Summer Leadership & Legislative Institute. Sure you'll do a LITTLE work, but mostly you'll have a LOT of fun! Hang out with other great school social workers, meet folks from other organizations, chat up the staff on Capitol Hill, and maybe even get photos with your members of Congress! ADD to that the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Washington, DC, and charming Old Town Alexandria, VA, take in some "culture," eat some great food, AND contribute to the profession you love! BE in DC July's the ONLY place to be!

Why Come? Learn About: "Advocacy in Action: Raising Awareness of School Mental Health"

Join School Social Workers from across the country as we:

  • Network with School Social Workers from around the Country
  • Polish your advocacy skills
  • Learn how to use those advocacy skills to influence local, state, and national leaders to enhance the profession of school social work!Get tools and information to help you:
    • Develop a Legislative Advocacy Plan for YOUR state
    • Plan your own State "Day on the Hill"
    • Advocate for state legislation supporting School Social Workers
    • Work with your State Board of Education
    • Request more School Social Workers in your district, etc.
  • Get information on How to Fund School Mental Health Programs
  • Hear the latest from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Meet and hear from leadership from other national education organizations

Where to Stay?

The Summer Leadership and Legislative Institute will be held at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town in historic Alexandria, VA which is near a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.Reservations must be made before Thursday, June 11, 2015 to take advantage of $149 room rates which includes breakfast buffet. Call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-331-3131 or 703-548-5474. The hotel is just a short walk from the King Street DC Metro Station, providing easy access to Washington DC and surrounding points of interest. Bring the family. Come early and/or stay later and take advantage of cheaper DC hotel room rates!

Don't Delay. Register Today!

To get more information regarding SSWAA's Summer Leadership & Legislative Institute, Institute Registration Rate of $250 is discounted to $150 for SSWAA Members, so be sure to sign in first. Not a current member of SSWAA? Your Institute Rate includes a 1 year SSWAA Membership! Register today so that we can make plans for Breakfast on Hill and other arrangements accordingly. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Every Voice Matters!


School Social Work Association of America
P.O. Box 203844
Austin, TX 78720

P. O. Box 203844; Austin, TX 78720 - Contact Us or Call us at 800-588-4149
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