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Upcoming events

    • 7 Mar 2019
    • (EST)
    • 7 Jun 2019
    • (EDT)
    • online
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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

    Please note:

    • CEUs will be available for anyone who completes the entire webinar.  
    • Webinars cannot be purchased after the webinar series is completed.
    • Webinars must be viewed and evaluations completed by June 30 to receive CEUs.
    • CEU certificates for webinars taking place in the spring will be issued in July.

     

    Webinar Schedule

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern
    Topic: Trauma Informed Practice with Immigrant and Second Generation Youth Students - 1.5 CEUs

    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern
    Topic: Ethical Recordkeeping in the Internet Age (Part 1) - 1.5 CEUs

    Friday, June 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern
    Topic: Ethical Recordkeeping in the Internet Age (Part 2) - 1.5 CEUs

    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • online
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    Trauma Informed Practice with Immigrant and Second Generation Youth Students - 1.5 CEUs

    Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Eastern online webinar

    Presented by: Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, PhD, LCSW, CADC, PEL School Social Work

    Description and Goals:

    This webinar will provide trauma specific interventions with immigrant youth and their families. This webinar will provide information about factors leading to the incorporation of immigrant youth. In addition, we will discuss the mental health impact of immigration, undocumented status, and refugee status, and potential sources of trauma. We will discuss trauma informed care, and body based interventions that help with processing trauma and developing internal safety. This webinar will also discuss developing trauma informed schools with the needs of immigrant students in mind. Specific practice skills and resources will be provided in addition to recommendations for Tier 1 interventions.

    1. Learn the factors the lead to successful incorporation of immigrant youth into schools and community.

    2. Learn and apply trauma informed care strategies to interventions with immigrant youth and their families.

    3. Understand key practices for developing trauma informed schools with needs of immigrant students in mind.

    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.

    • 2 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Caribe Royal Orlando
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    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.

    • 3 Apr 2019
    • Orlando, FL
    Registration is closed

    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."


    Design specifications

    • The entire poster should be mounted on foam-core board for best display.
    • The board must be oriented in the "landscape" position or "portrait" position.
    • The board should not exceed 3' by 4'.
    • A stand will be provided on which you can display your poster board.


    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 6 Apr 2019
    • Orlando, FL
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    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.


    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Caribe Royale Orlando
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    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. 

    *Please note that anyone attending this training will be unable to attend the pre-conference sessions which occur concurrently.

    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 5 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Orlando, Florida
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    22nd Annual National School Social Work Conference

    April 3-6, 2019 -- Orlando, FL

    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


    • 4 Apr 2019
    • 6 Apr 2019
    • Online
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    Virtual Attendance at the 22nd National School Social Work Conference

    Each year at the SSWAA National Conference we realize that many school social workers are not able to get permission to travel outside of their state or do not have enough professional development funds to cover conference travel.  For this reason, SSWAA will be offering a virtual attendee option, which will allow individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live-stream services.

    SSWAA will be Video-Streaming their 22nd National Conference beginning Thursday, April 4, 2019 and continuing through Saturday, April 6, 2019 from Orlando, Florida. *SSWAA reserves the right to cancel this option before February 1st for any reason.

    A selection of sessions will be live-streamed, including the keynote/plenary sessions and featured break-out sessions.  Please note that virtual attendees will not be able to select what sessions they wish to attend; conference administrators will select breakout sessions based on popularity and availability.  A list of the breakout sessions that will be featured will not be available until March 1st.  Attendees wishing to participate in the live-streaming will need to register and pay with this understanding. 

    Group Rates:  Group rates are available for groups that register together on the same registration order.  Enroll 6 attendees and get $300 off.  Enroll 10 attendees and get $600 off.  In order to obtain the discounted registration(s), please enroll the 6 paying registrants and complete the registration and select the “bill me” option.  Then contact Michelle Alvarez at contactus@sswaa.org.  

    Schedule of Filming

    TBD


    • 31 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • online
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    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:

    • Privacy – What information should I collect? (How intrusive should I be?)
    • Accuracy – How objective should the information be?
    • Confidentiality – What information should I protect?
    • Access – Who should be able to read or review?

    The first workshop will have 4 learning goals:

    • School SWs will learn what types of material to collect or not collect.
    • School SWs will learn how to ensure that the information is accurate.
    • School SWs will learn ways to protect confidential information.
    • School SWs will learn guidelines for allowing access to others.

    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.

    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • online
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    Ethical Record keeping in the Internet Age (Part 2) - 1.5 CEUs

    Friday, June 7, 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 second part of this workshop will cover 3 common ethical questions and legal material about how FERPA and HIPAA relate to each other:

    • Communication – How should records be transmitted to others?
    • Documentation – What or how much information facilitates client services?
    • Destruction – How & when should information be destroyed
    • How do FERPA & HIPAA legal standards interact within a school setting?

    The second workshop will have 4 learning goals:

    • School SWs will learn how records can be securely shared.
    • School SWs will learn what and how much to document.
    • School SWs will learn how and when information should be destroyed.
    • School SWs will learn the legal differences between FERPA & HIPAA in schools.

    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.

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