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  • 11/01/2021 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Future Quest Island-Explorations is a free online game-based curriculum that promotes college and career awareness, SEL, and self-concept for 3rd to 5thgraders. Program developers are currently enrolling schools in a study to test its effectiveness and get recommendations for program improvements. Participants receive early access to the game, coaching on using it in the classroom, and a gift card. Interested? Fill out this form to learn more. 

  • 09/24/2021 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Eau Claire Area School District is still hoping to hire an additional full-time school social worker for this school year. The position is currently posted on WECAN for anyone who may be interested in applying!


  • 08/26/2021 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Understanding the Differences: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competence Assessment and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral (SEB) Screening and Assessment Document (scroll down on the linked page to find this resource)

    This document is intended to assist school professionals in differentiating between Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competency Assessment, Universal Social, Emotional, and Behavioral (SEB) screening, and more targeted SEB assessment. This document provides some basic information relating to screening and assessment, with a selection of additional resources linked at the end to support the comprehensive planning necessary to implement effective practices.


    Don’t forget other resources from my team on implementing comprehensive school mental health including:

  • 08/26/2021 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can help shape the direction of school social work in Wisconsin - Apply to be a board member!

    WSSWA is seeking members who want to grow their leadership skills through participation on the board. Board members meet 5 times per year and do not need experience in any particular area to be qualified to serve. You may want to consider board membership as a way to learn and practice leadership skills, which will benefit your professional growth and career. More info here.  Application here.  Deadline to apply is October 1st, 2021. Must be able to commit to attending November 20th board meeting (9-12).

  • 08/12/2021 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    New School Social Work Resource Sharing Sessions - DPI

    This is an opportunity geared towards individuals new or fairly new, to the field of school social work - all school social workers are welcome. Drop in to chat about resources available through DPI, ask practice questions, and get support from the state’s school social work consultant and special guests. General session topics are provided, however discussions may stray from the topic. This is not a training and does not supplant coursework from a university program, but instead it is another place to ask questions and learn about state and national resources. 

    These sessions are drop-in and no registration is needed. Visit this page to find links for the virtual sessions and more information.

    Cost: Free

    Time: 11:30-12:30 pm

    Dates and Starting Topics:

    • Thurs., Aug 26 - NASW Standards, SSWAA Practice Model, State and National Associations 
    • Wed. Sept. 22 - Pupil Records, Sharing Information, and HIPAA v FERPA
    • Wed. Oct. 20 - Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems Framework, MLSS, PBIS, risk assessment
    • Tues. Nov 23 - Special Education, EBD, Related Services, social histories
    • Wed. Dec. 15 - Attendance/Truancy
    • Wed. Jan 19 - ESSA - Supporting students in Out-of-Home Care & working with child welfare, Cultural Responsiveness, LGBTQ+
    • Thurs. Feb. 17 - Trauma Sensitive Schools, Social and Emotional Learning, Self Care & Compassion
    • Wed. March 16 -Understanding the roles of School Counselors and School Psychologists
    • Wed. April 20 - Reducing and Responding to Sexual Violence, Title IX, Child Abuse, protective behaviors, anti-human trafficking

  • 07/19/2021 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Due to the expanding growth of our post-MSW School Social Work Certificate Program, UW-Green Bay is seeking a school social work coordinator/lecturer for its MSW Program.  

    Click School Social Work Coordinator  for details.  

    The application deadline is Sunday, August 8, 2021.

  • 05/18/2021 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin Center for Resilient Schools (WCRS) is collaborating virtually with district and school teams. Our unique location within the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center allows us to help teams navigate the many high-quality resources available across the state and nationally. The center supports teams to bring comprehensive school mental health and trauma sensitive, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to full-scale implementation. Coaching is a relationship and through a partnership with WCRS we can support your team with reflection, growth, and refining structures and practices to shape beliefs and culture toward the vision in your school or district for optimal student outcomes. Our center in collaboration with districts and schools builds on the strengths inherent in your system to take it from good to great! 

    This FREE resource is open to all public, private, charter, and tribal schools in the state of Wisconsin. For additional information please visit our website. If interested in exploring a partnership with the WCRS, please fill out this Inquiry Form.

  • 05/18/2021 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) Members are able to apply for National Certification TM through a self-paced portfolio process. An orientation will be provided to new registrants monthly and applicants should complete the process in one year. National Certification will be good for 3 years with a re-certification process required at that time. To maintain National Certification, holders are expected to keep active membership status at the full or premiere level with SSWAA and fulfill ongoing CEU requirements in their applicable state.


    Click here to learn more.

  • 05/18/2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.


    For more information please see FCC webpage at https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit 

  • 05/12/2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    School social workers we need your unique perspective!

    If you work with IEPs and the DPI forms - Please Provide Input on Revisions to Wisconsin DPI Sample IEP Forms

    Wisconsin DPI has put together a stakeholder folder and survey to get feedback on revisions to IEP forms that will be updated for the 2021-2022 school year.  Specifically, Wisconsin DPI is planning to revise two types of IEP forms.  First, are revisions to the current “disability worksheets” to turn them into “disability category criteria IEP forms”.  Please note that the “criteria” language on these forms reflect Wisconsin  state rule PI 11.36.  Although we are not permitted to share the forms for disability categories that are currently undergoing PI 11.36 rule changes until the rule is finalized and filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau, we are sharing those that are not undergoing rule changes so that you have an opportunity to provide input on the templates.  Second, we are revising the current evaluation report (ER-1) form.  The rationale for this revision is to assist IEP teams with conducting a comprehensive special education evaluation as required in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  In addition, these revisions were designed to ensure IEP teams are only making eligibility determinations if a student needs specially designed instruction.  Please share this survey with your colleagues and stakeholders from your respective organization and thank you for your feedback.   Additional information about these revisions is included on a “Stakeholder Review Information” document in the folder.

    Link to Draft IEP Forms: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r2yY6Rh7fXXLa1BrkQW-kGOMIz-ifwDs?usp=sharing
    Link to Survey

    Note: Revisions to all worksheets are highlighted in yellow.

    This folder and feedback form will be open through the end of day May 20.

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