Top 5 Go-To Websites Recommended by School Social Workers

During the Fall, SSWAA surveyed our members on a number of fun topics in the hopes of gathering knowledge and advice from our very own professionals in the field. School Social Workers from across the nation helped compile a list of their favorite go-to websites for resources. Below are the top website recommendations for resources by your very own SSWAA members.


1. School Social Work Association of America

The School Social Work Association of America is a membership organization empowering school social workers and promoting the profession of school social work. Established in 1994, SSWAA has been dedicated for more than 20 years to providing the latest research, trends, and other career resources to school social workers across the United States. SSWAA has been able to stay on the cutting edge of our field, encouraging each individual to broaden their knowledge throughout their career growth so they can elevate their skills and practice while enhancing their professional networks. The benefits gained through membership strengthen the professional as well as the students, families and communities which they serve. In addition, SSWAA encourages individuals to learn to love what they do by staying inspired and motivated and connected with the profession. It is imperative to be proactive about things one can discover on the career journey! So join SSWAA to be part of this vibrant professional community and gain support for your day to day practice


2. Therapist Aid

Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. Our resources are created with clients in mind, which means avoiding jargon, and creating tools that are not only useful in theory, but in practice.


3. Child Mind Institute

Millions of children – as many as 1 in 5 – struggle with mental health or learning challenges. Fully 70% of U.S. counties do not have a single child and adolescent psychiatrist. Due to stigma, misinformation, and a lack of access to care, the average time between onset of symptoms and any treatment at all is over 8 years. Our children deserve better.

That’s why the Child Mind Institute was created.


We’re dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. We’ve become the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.


4. PBIS

The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was initially funded in 1998. In October of 2018 a new five-year funding cycle was launched. The purpose of the new Center is to improve the capacity of state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework to (a) scale up tier 2 and 3 systems to improve outcomes for students with or at-risk for disabilities, (b) enhance school climate and school safety, and (c) improve conditions for learning to promote the well-being of all students.


5. Schoolsocialwork.net

SchoolSocialWork.net is a free online resource and community dedicated to supporting the professional practice of school social workers and other school mental health professionals.


SchoolSocialWork.net was first created in 2012 by school social worker Scott Carchedi who sought to fill the gap in online resources dedicated to the practice of school social work.


In 2016, SchoolSocialWork.net became a collaborative effort and is currently operated and maintained by an editorial team consisting of school social workers.

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