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SSWAA resolution statement: legislative efforts to restrict teaching about racism and the history of color in the u.s.

The School Social Work Association of America supports holistic and culturally responsive education that includes a comprehensive understanding of the history of the United States.

SSWAA resolution statement: guidance for supporting attendance

When supporting students and families who are experiencing barriers to attendance, it is imperative that school staff take a nonjudgmental, strengths-based, person-in-environment approach.

SSWAA position paper: federal education funding priorities

The School Social Work Association of America believes that a quality education for all of the nation's children should be a major priority for the federal government.

SSWAA reopening statement: school reopening priorities and guidance during the covid-19 pandemic

As we face a new school year we cannot underscore the challenges we will face supporting our students, staff, and school communities to reconnect relationships, re-establish routines, and re-orient to rituals that honor and hold all of our students and families experiences while fostering healing.

SSWAA Position paper: Definition of a highly qualified school social worker

SSWAA recommends a “highly qualified school social worker,” whose function is to assist children to overcome barriers to academic success, be defined as follows. A school social worker in every school is one of the foundational requirements for helping schools achieve academic success.

SSWAA Position paper: supplemental ethical standards for school social work practice

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is the primary ethical guidance for social workers, including school social workers, but social workers may use ethical standards from other related professions for ethical guidance.

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