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NASW | Social work advocates 

SSWAA President, Christy McCoy, LICSW, worked with NASW on a piece “There is Help for Children Impacted by COVID” for the latest edition of The Advocate Magazine. NASW members can read the full article by clicking on the link below.

SSWAA - a public health approach to school safety and violence prevention

While SSWAA acknowledges the 2nd Amendment right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms, it also asserts that there are some common sense ways to improve school safety and the right of our youngest citizens to possess the most basic of all human rights – the right to life.

SSWAA - school safety: the school social work role in violence prevention

This position paper focuses on evidence-based interventions that help School Social Workers reduce violence in schools, address the mental and behavioral health needs of all students, help develop healthy and safe school climates, train educators in early identification protocols, enhance school/family partnerships, and maintain community collaboration in creating a comprehensive support plan of action should a violent event occur.

SSWAA - best practices in supporting and addressing the needs of students who experience grief

School social workers often take the lead in coordinating the school’s grief response, which includes working collaboratively with administrators and other school personnel. School social workers are the vital link between the school, home, and community.

SSWAA Response to the crisis in ukraine

The violence and chaos of events occurring in Ukraine adds to the ongoing uncertainty, anxiety and angst already being felt by students of all ages, our staff, families and communities we serve...As school social workers, our expertise is needed more than ever to be a bridge in navigating the profound effects of the multitude of needs arising from these colliding crises.

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