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Join SSWAA members from across the country in Washington, DC, for our biennial Leadership and Legislative Institute!
Learn advocacy skills you can use at the local, state, and federal level. Get the most up-to-date information on what is happening in Congress and how it relates to School Social Work.
SSWAA Supports School Social Workers
The School Social Work Association of America is a membership organization empowering school social workers and promoting the profession of school social work.
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sswaa employment opportunity
SSWAA is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week) Professional Development Coordinator who will be an integral part of the organization's team. Interested applicants can follow the link below to view job description and additional information.
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.