WSSWA Fall Conference is always the second Thursday and Friday in November, with the exception of 2021-22, which will be April 13-14.  Please make sure to reserve the time off with your school/district ahead of time.

Upcoming events

    • 04/13/2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04/14/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Best Western Oshkosh 1 N Main Street Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

    Registration Closes April 1

    2021-22 Annual Conference

    Supporting Resilience Toward Just and Equitable Schools

    NASW WI will offer up to 14 CEH's attending the entire event pending approval.

    Keynote Presenters:

    Jandel Crutchfield and Kate Phillippo

    Dr. Jandel Crutchfield is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Crutchfield worked as a licensed clinical social worker in Mississippi and Louisiana schools. In addition she has served as a counselor in community mental health, in-home counseling, and residential treatment settings. Dr. Crutchfield earned her B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Master of Social Work from the Florida State University College of Social Work. Dr. Crutchfield earned her PhD in social work from Louisiana State University. Her research focus is designed to understand the stagnation in disparities for people of color. Her efforts are to define issues of racial justice in sectors of well-being (education, health, economics); identify facilitators and barriers to racial justice in these areas; and examine training of professionals to aim for racial justice in the helping professions.

    Dr. Kate Phillippo is Associate Professor of Social Work and of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a community-based, medical, early intervention and school social worker in the Chicago and San Francisco Bay areas. She earned her B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University, her A.M. from the University of Chicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, and her Ph.D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. She studies student wellness policy and practice in P-12 schools, the field of School Social Work, education policy equity, and stakeholder experience and enactment of education policy. She is the author of A Contest without Winners: How Students Experience Competitive School Choice (2019, University of Minnesota Press).

    1. View the NEWLY UPDATED Conference Brochure

    2. Decide Which Workshops to Attend

    3. Register Online

    View the Conference Agenda with WSSWA Regional Information.

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    Coming Tuesday night? Join us at 6:30pm for a screening of the documentary Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools with discussion to follow.  


    Purpose and Goals of the Conference:

    This year’s conference is focused on School Social Workers as advocates and change agents. We are excited to invite you to be a part of this conference where we will learn from a great panel of speakers about working towards more equitable schools. School social workers are advocates for social, racial, and economic justice at the micro, macro, and mezzo level.  We are in a unique position!

    The keynote presentation by Kate Phillippo and Jandel Crutchfield is entitled Structural Racism in SchoolsThis presentation will explore the potential for school social workers (SSWers) to address structural racism through the use of the national school social work (SSW) practice model as a tool to guide systemic, ecologically oriented intervention within schools and educational policy spaces.

    As always, there will be opportunities for networking, learning about school social work practices throughout the state, and supporting one another.  

    Leah Kutschke, WSSWA President –

    Questions? email:

    There are many quality conferences in Wisconsin, but this is the only state-wide conference that specifically addresses the role of school social workers.  We hope to see you at the conference. 

    Accommodations: Best Western Oshkosh

    Best Western Oshkosh

    1 N Main Street

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

    Toll Free Central Reservations (US & Canada Only) 1(800) 780-7234

    Hotel Direct Number (920) 230-1900

    Conference Room Rate Guaranteed through 

    March 13:   

    $90 single occupancy

    Amenities: pool, hot tub, and workout room

    For directions Click Here (Google Map)

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