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During the 2018-2019 school year, SSWAA will be offering 3 webinars, each available for 1.5 CEUs. In order to improve the service and allow for storage of the webinars, SSWAA has purchased a webinar platform and contracted with a university to provide CEUs.
SSWAA certainly hopes you will attend the live webinar – the best way to receive the information and interact with the presenter and other attendees. But, what if you are unavailable at the time of the live webinar? No worries! You will receive a link to any webinar you purchase and be able to access it after the webinar airs. See the SSWAA website for additional webinar information. www.sswaa.org
SSWAA has collaborated to bring you this training opportunity. PREPaRE is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum. This training is ideal for improving and strengthening school safety and crisis management plans and emergency response. The 2-day training will be provided on the conference site Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 and 3, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This training will include materials, one lunch, and 12 CEUs. The training is limited to 40 participants.
*Please note that anyone attending this training will be unable to attend the pre-conference sessions which occur concurrently.
SSWAA is now accepting proposals for Poster Presentations at the 22nd Annual National School Social Work Conference in Orlando, FL, April 3-6, 2019. Poster presentations will be made on Wednesday evening from 4:30-6:30pm during the conference welcome reception. During this time, Poster Presenters will be invited to engage with conference attendees, sharing their study findings. Poster presentation proposals will be accepted through November 30, 2018 and Poster Presenters will be notified by December 14, 2018.
What is a poster session?
A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author's research. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on poster boards.
General aim and format
A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting research. In presenting your research with a poster, you should aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research.
Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."
April 3 - 6, 2019 -- Orlando, FL
Mark your calendars for the 22nd annual School Social Work Conference in Orlando, FL beginning Wednesday, April 3 until Saturday, April 6, 2019. The annual SSWAA Conference is the only national conference devoted exclusively to the School Social Work profession! Next year's conference will be hosted at Caribe Royale Orlando.
Earn CEUs by attending sessions led by nationally recognized leaders in the profession focusing on issues and skills critical to School Social Workers. Spend time networking with colleagues from around the country and the world as you exchange intervention strategies and best practices. Visit our exhibit hall showcasing innovative resources, educational services and numerous products to restock your libraries, assessment tool kits and treasure chests of activities.
SSWAA Members: Be sure you are logged in as a member to receive your discounted member rate for the conference.
SSWAA has partnered with Dr. Michael Kelly and Loyola University along with Dr. Ron Astor of University of Southern California, co-chair of the School Social Work Research Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), to host the 2nd Annual Research Forum. This forum will focus on building the infrastructure of school social work research. The Research Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The Research Forum does not include CEUs.
22nd Annual National School Social Work Conference
The School Social Work Association of America would like to invite you to join us at our 22nd National School Social Work Conference to be held on April 3-6, 2019, in Orlando, FL, at the Caribe Royale 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.
2019 SSWAA Exhibitor Prospectus.pdf
Ethical Record keeping in the Internet Age (Part 1) - 1.5 CEUs
Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Eastern online webinar
Presented by: Dr. Jim Raines, PhD, LCSW
Description and Goals:
Social workers have been keeping records for over a hundred years, but the introduction of the internet age has created new opportunities and challenges for school social workers. The first part of this workshop will cover 4 common ethical questions:
The first workshop will have 4 learning goals:
Please note that all webinars are being recorded and will be available even if you are not able to attend during the actual webinar event.
Ethical Record keeping in the Internet Age (Part 2) - 1.5 CEUs
Friday, June 7, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Eastern online webinar
Social workers have been keeping records for over a hundred years, but the introduction of the internet age has created new opportunities and challenges for school social workers. The second part of this workshop will cover 3 common ethical questions and legal material about how FERPA and HIPAA relate to each other:
The second workshop will have 4 learning goals:
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!
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
Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, July 22 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23 from 8:30 am - noon
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 to see who your SSWAA State Delegate is.
Contact us regarding how to become an affiliate.