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    • 9 May 2019
    • 31 Jul 2019
    Register

    Call for Workshop Proposals - National School Social Work Conference

    The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is happy to announce that we are now accepting workshop proposals for our 23rd National School Social Work Conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on March 18 - 21, 2020. 

     Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2020.


    • 7 Jun 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar Series
    Registration is closed

    Mark you calendars! SSWAA will offer two book clubs this summer run by the book authors. Read the book and join the webinars at 1:00 pm EST on the specified dates to earn 6 CEUs. Participants must attend all sessions to receive CEUs. It is a great opportunity to learn with your peers and explore the authors thoughts as they wrote the book.

    Featured Book: "Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence" by Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty

    This guide introduces practical solutions for creating and implementing a school violence monitoring systems.

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Aug 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar Series
    Registration is closed

    Mark you calendars! SSWAA will offer two book clubs this summer run by the book authors. Read the book and join the webinars at 1:00 pm EST on the specified dates to earn 6 CEUs. Participants must attend all sessions to receive CEUs. It is a great opportunity to learn with your peers and explore the authors thoughts as they wrote the book.

    Featured Book: "Creating Trauma Informed Schools" by Eileen A. Dombo and Christine Anlauf Sabatino

    This book presents an overview of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, in addition to interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers, families and communities. 

    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Alexandria, Virginia
    Register

    July 19 - 21, 2019

    Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town
    1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314

    One Delegate from each of SSWAA's Affiliate States will meet again to discuss important topics related to the profession of School Social Work and to assist with the vision of SSWAA! 

    2019 State Reports

    To view the state reports submitted for the 2019 Delegate Assembly, click here. This page is restricted to members only.

    Tentative Agenda: 

    Delegate Assembly

    Friday, July 19 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

    Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Sunday, July 21 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am


    Hotel Information:

    The Delegate Assembly and Legislative Institute will be held at the Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the King Street metro station. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast and evening reception.

    Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-EMBASSY. *Identify yourself as with "SSWAA" to receive the negotiated group rate of $174 per night + taxes and fees.

    Click here for more information about the Delegate Assembly.  

    Click here  to see who your SSWAA State Delegate is.  


    Is your state association not yet a SSWAA Affiliate State? 

    Contact us regarding how to become an affiliate.  



    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Alexandria, Virginia
    Register

    July 21 - 23, 2019

    Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town
    1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314


    Agenda: 


    Legislative Institute


    Tuesday, July 16 - - Electronic Pre-Con Meeting

    2:00-3:00pm EST

    • Go-To-Meeting Link will be sent to all participants upon registration for Legislative Institute
    • Meet Government Relations Director, Myrna Mandlawitz
    • Discuss upcoming event and receive advance training

    Sunday, July 21 (Embassy Suites, Alexandria, VA)           

    • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM:  Registration
    • 1:00 PM – 1:15:  Overview of Institute
    • 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM:  In-depth discussion of SSWAA Talking Points & Logistics for Hill Day
    • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM:  Panel Discussion, SSWAA Public Policy Committee – TOPIC TBD
    • Networking Dinner (additional fee)

    Monday, July 22 (Downtown DC location, Washington, DC)

    • Breakfast on your own at hotel.
    • 8: 45 AM – 10:00:  Small Group Discussion: Personalizing the Talking Points and Strategizing for Hill Visits
    • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:  Panel Discussion:  "Hot Topics in Congress"
      • Panelists TBD.
    • 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM:  Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00 – end of the day:  HILL VISITS
    • Dinner on your own

    Tuesday, July 23 (Capitol Hill)

    • Breakfast on your own at hotel.
    • 9:00 – 9:30 AM: Meet at Children's Champion awardee's office to present award.
    • 9:30 – Noon:  FINISH HILL VISITS
    • Metro back to Hotel and Home...!

    Tuesday, July 30- - Electronic Meeting De-Brief

    2:00-3:00pm EST

    • Go-To-Meeting Link will be sent to all participants following the Legislative Institute
    • De-brief on “Hill” visits
    • Connect regarding any needed follow up
    • Discuss event feedback

    Hotel Information:

    The Delegate Assembly and Legislative Institute will be held at the Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town. The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the King Street metro station. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast and evening reception.

    Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-EMBASSY. *Identify yourself as with "SSWAA" to receive the negotiated group rate of $174 per night + taxes and fees.


    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
    Register

    23rd Annual National School Social Work Conference

    March 18-21, 2020 (Exhibit dates March 18-20, 2020)

    The School Social Work Association of America would like to invite you to join us at our 23rd National School Social Work Conference to be held on March 17-21, 2020, in Baltimore, MD, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Organized in 1994, the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is the only national organization solely dedicated to promoting the profession of School Social Work to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students. SSWAA supports professional school social workers by providing training opportunities to practitioners in the use of evidence-based practices to meet the needs of students, families and schools. 

    School Social Workers are daily on the front lines addressing the serious and intricate needs of children and their families. As mental health professionals, we are trained to assess a student’s social/emotional needs as well as family and community factors interfering with a student’s learning and school functioning. School Social Workers provide the vital link between the school, home and community agencies in obtaining needed therapeutic and/or community services. In addition to providing resources to families; School Social Workers also provide psycho-social assessments, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, classroom presentations, consultation and case management services to address the increasingly complex needs of students and/or their families especially in these difficult times. 

    Contributing as a sponsor, advertiser and/or exhibitor, you will be able to increase your exposure to School Social Workers from all around the country as well as around the world, with an attendance of 500+. We hope that you will seriously consider supporting the work of School Social Workers by including our Conference in your promotional plans and look forward to hearing from you soon.


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