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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. 

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Funded by New York Life Foundation, SSWAA and Dominican University have partnered to develop a Certificate in Culturally Informed Responses to Grief and Loss (CIRGL).

SSWAA Response to recent anti-lgbtqia+ legislation and guidance for supporting students

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) condemns the recent push to further oppress, marginalize and dehumanize LGBTQIA+ individuals within various states.

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.

SSWAA resolution statement: Functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention plans

The School Social Work Association of America believes that all students should have equal access to educational opportunities...SSWAA understands that students who present the most difficult behavioral challenges in our nation’s schools require a level of intervention that maintains a constant focus on problem-solving and ensuring positive educational results. School social workers have specific training and expertise critical to developing workable and effective Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and should work collaboratively within the interdisciplinary team to support this level of unbiased data-based decision-making.

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