SSWAA has made efforts to allow extended access to the Summer Virtual Conference! The sessions from the live event, have been recorded for your access in the on-demand format from  October 15 - December 15.

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News & Updates

SSwaa National Award nominations now open - apply by dec. 1, 2020

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the following awards:  Gary Lee Shaffer Award, Legislator of the Year, National Book Award, Randy Fisher Career Achievement Award and School Social Worker of the Year.   

SSwaa's Statement regarding breonna taylor and black lives matter movement

On Wednesday September 23rd, the Kentucky Attorney General  announced that the Grand Jury ruled not to indict the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. The lack of accountability in this case is a disappointment and unacceptable. SSWAA stands with the family of Breonna Taylor and the Black Lives Matter movement demanding justice.  SSWAA is committed in our fight to dismantle systemic inequities and racial injustices impacting communities of color...May we unite together in our perseverance to be transformational leaders in our advocacy efforts for social justice and equity.

SHELF Features sswaa

Creating a dedicated resource center was the logical next step to improving the impact of their organization “School social workers had nowhere to go to search for or share best practices, resources, or tools that we deem helpful, that’s why creating a dedicated platform was a challenging, yet necessary, undertaking for us”, shared Michelle Alvarez, Board President.

SSwaa's position paper on Role of Law Enforcement in Schools from a Racial Justice Lens

The recent and repeated incidents of police brutality in the United States is a major public health problem which is shedding light on the longstanding impact of systemic oppression and racial injustices that are pervasive in our society. Given the immense harm inflicted on individuals and groups of color via prejudice, discrimination and oppression, our nation is at a turning point where individuals are called to evaluate the systems, practices and policies that perpetuate racial trauma and suffering, as well as engage in efforts to disrupt and dismantle systemic oppression. 

Sswaa response to covid-19 and the role of school social workers

As members of the SSWAA Board of Directors, we acknowledge the urgency and fluid nature of these times, with the increasing impacts of the COVID-19 virus being felt all around the country and the world.

Upcoming Events

October 23, 2020

12-1 pm (est)

webinar: bullying prevention & intervention strategies-creating schools where kids feel safe & voices are heard

October 27, 2020

6:30-8 pm (est)

free webinar: school social workers are valuable: evaluation works!

november 5, 2020

11:30 am-12:30 pm (est)

webinar: school-to-prison pipeline

november 12, 2020

4-5 pm (est)

webinar: building virtual student connections to enhance assessment

December 1, 2020

sswaa national award nomination deadline

december 10, 2020

3-4 pm (est)

webinar: tips for school social workers on supporting lgbtq students in e-learning environments

march 22 - 25, 2021  

2021 national school social work conference - virtual conference

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The School Social Work Association of America empowers school social workers and promotes the profession to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students nationally and globally.

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