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  • 07/29/2020 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Let’s Talk About Race Series

    Please join Derek Francis, Minneapolis Public Schools School Counseling Manager, in the following webinar series. We ask that you commit to attending every session in the series and doing the in-between session work to fully benefit from participating in Let’s Talk About Race.

    Many counselors live and work in communities that have not addressed racial inequities and injustice in Wisconsin or are unsure how to address racial conversations in their schools. This series is intended for counselors that have already begun the foundational personal equity work of Identity Reflection, Bias & Privilege, and Cultural Humility and are looking for training on how to bring racial inequity conversations to your school communities.

    Wednesday | 4:00 pm -5:30 pm | Online
    August 5 – How to talk about race issues with students
    August 12 – How to talk about race issues with families
    August 19 – How to talk about race issues with staff

    Info to register for the Let's Talk About Race series hosted by WSCA:
    https://www.wscaweb.org/r…/virtual-professional-development/

  • 05/12/2020 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominate the 2020 School Social Worker of the Year!

    Promote a colleague whom you feel is deserving of the SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARD!  Celebrate a social worker who you think deserves this special recognition. Nomination form here.   Deadline: July 25th, 2020  


  • 03/26/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Use this resource guide to support your practice in supporting our families around basic needs, student mental health, staying healthy, and the evolving packages being passed by congress. Click here.
  • 03/15/2020 3:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made the decision to cancel our April 23rd Spring Conference.  We hope to offer a learning opportunity on sexual assault school response at our Fall Conference on November 12-13th.  Thank you for your cooperation.

  • 03/10/2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Win $500 for your school - WSCC Award

    Apply here: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/coordinated-school-health/wisconsin-school-health-award



  • 03/01/2020 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See a copy of the proclamation for 2020 School Social Work Week here.

  • 02/22/2020 8:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 2nd-6th is School Social Work Week.  In our role as advocates, it's important to advocate for ourselves as a valuable resource to our school and community.  A big part of that is educating staff, administrators, and community members about what we do!  It is also important to take time to celebrate each other and our accomplishments so that we have fuel to continue to do the work!  Here are some resources to educate and celebrate!

    2020 poster for SSW Week

    Promote your practice - Be visible, viable, and valuable

    Ways to celebrate

    SSWAA role of school social worker - Scroll down to find downloadable 1-page handouts on why school social workers are needed, as well as engaging infographics about our role.


  • 02/08/2020 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    School-Based Sexual Violence Response
    with Rape Crisis Center and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault

    April 23rd, 9-3:30 at Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison

    Registration limited to the first 100 applicants, so act quickly!
    Register here: http://wsswa.org/event-3737487
    Members: $70
    Non-members: $110 - includes free membership!
    Food included in conference fee: breakfast and lunch
    *School Social Workers: Please invite your district's Title IX Coordinator to attend as well!

    Current members: log in to your account on the homepage to receive the member discount.

    Registration Deadline: April 12th, 4pm
    Purpose and Goals of the Conference:

    In the wake of the #metoo movement and many highly publicized cases of sexual violence, students are increasingly disclosing experiences of sexual harassment and assault, both in and outside of school. School social workers and counselors are often expected to support affected students and coordinate investigations while assisting school administration in managing the resulting school culture throughout the process. Through interactive sessions with attorneys, professional educator/advocates, and Rape Crisis Center’s GameChangers youth advisory board, this conference will provide participants with:

    1. A shared understanding of sexual violence;
    2. Knowledge and skills to balance the needs and rights of students with the legal responsibilities of schools
    3. Best practices in supporting students; and
    4. A plan of action to take back to their school.

  • 02/02/2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for workshop proposals for 2020 fall conference: Effective Strategies for Creating Student Success. The conference will be November 11-13th in Oshkosh.

    Enter your proposal here.

  • 12/06/2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have a unique and interesting idea to help students and families? 

    Wisconsin School Social Work Association is interested in supporting our members! We have mini-grants available to help our members try a new initiative or innovative idea in through their school social work practice. Grant money should be used to directly impact or benefit students and/or family needs. Applicants may request any amount up to $500 to support their.

    Requirements:

    Only WSSWA members are eligible to apply

    Grant monies should be used during the 2019-2020 school year

    Grant recipients must submit a brief end of the year report on the impact of their project.

    Applicant must be working as a School Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin.

    Project must directly impact students and family needs. 

     How to apply: 

    Complete on online application at 2019-2020 WSSWA Mini-Grant Application 


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