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  • 09/30/2020 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some ways to support our students in this election. We can also support our families in having these conversations at home.

    Talking to Kids About the Election - National Geographic 9/29/20

    The Right Way to Talk About Politics to Kids, According to Experts - Good Housekeeping 8/24/20

  • 09/01/2020 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Complete a survey to help with research on school social work leadership

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between school social work leadership qualities and interdisciplinary collaboration in the educational setting. Specifically, this study intends to explore school social worker leadership self-efficacy, or perception of capabilities, and their perception of school-based collaboration. The survey takes 10-12 minutes and closes September 15th.  Details here.

  • 09/01/2020 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Seeking new board members - apply today!

    Grow Your Leadership Skills and Contribute to our Profession!  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. You can help shape the direction of school social work in Wisconsin.  More info here.  Application here.  Deadline to apply is October 1st, 2020.

  • 08/31/2020 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Trisha Kilpin is 1 of 5 recipients receiving the 2021 WI Teacher of the Year award. Kilpin is a school social worker for the Greendale School District, which she has worked at since 1991. She created a mental health toolkit for caregivers, providing evidence-supported guidance to help youth who are struggling. Kilpin also teaches crisis response and preparedness at the local, state, and national levels. She noted in her application she reaches and engages with students in the district by working to remove barriers, and helps them feel connected to all aspects of school.

  • 08/25/2020 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    These resources were shared by our school social work liaison, Julie Incitti.


  • 08/25/2020 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Professional Recognition Award Nominations are Now Open!

    Recognizing the great school counseling work from around the state is usually such an exciting piece of our WSCA conference. But these recognitions are more than an award and photo opp on stage. This is our time to highlight exemplary school counselors, thank stakeholders, and lift up best practices in the state of Wisconsin.

    As a state, Wisconsinites tend to be humble people. When the spotlight shifts from our students and families to us personally, we get modest about our work. However, for the sake of our students we need to get loud and proud about our counseling program outcomes. Let’s start thinking about these nominations as advocacy tools. This our chance to speak to administrators, legislators, and community members about how important our work is to student success. Amazing things are happening in the state of Wisconsin, let’s tell the rest of the country what we are doing. 

    Submit today! Applications close November 30, 2020

    Click here to nominate!

  • 07/29/2020 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Culturally Responsive School Safety Town Hall Meeting
    Friday, July 31, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Charles Barrett, Todd Savage and Byron McClure will be panelists in a town hall format webinar. During each of the previous webinars, questions, comments and concerns will be collected and analyzed. The panelists will respond to the questions compiled via this method. This will be an extremely informative panel discussion of your questions regarding providing a safe school environment for students of color, providing safety for LGBTQ+ students, and learning how to make your school safety policy/practices culturally responsive. https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/1831850551476506126

  • 07/29/2020 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DPI's Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference, Dec. 2-4.

    See flyer for details: 


  • 07/29/2020 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Joshua Bobrow Social-Emotional Learning Manager, The Urban Assembly

    Title: Organizing Your Community Around Social-Emotional Learning to Meet this Moment

    August 6th, 9-10:30 am


    Participants will be able to understand how implementing high quality Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) builds a framework where trauma-informed and equity-based practices cohere and thrive.

    Participants will be able to scan their community for components of SEL and begin the process of organizing those inputs in order to build coherence, amplify what’s already tapping into resiliency, and address gaps.

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 815 7443 4624

    Password: 940890

  • 07/29/2020 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Endless Possibilities Virtual Conference 2020: A Closer Look at Invisible Disabilities

    Conference for educators, parents, and others to gain information related to special education, family supports and mental health. Sponsored by WI FACETS - Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, UW-Whitewater and Southern Regional Center - CYSHCN.

    Sessions Include:

    • Communicating About Hidden Disabilities: Tips and Tools
    • NAMI Mental Health & Verbal De-escalation Training
    • Compassion Resilience
    • Breaking the Phonics Code for Struggling Readers
    • Basics of Autism within Special Education
    • Making Sure Your 504 Plan is Not Invisible
    • Supporting Neurodiversity
    • Success Stories Panel
    • A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying Prevention: Creating Supportive and Responsive Environments to Address Bullying

    Date:  Friday, August 7, 2020 | 8:20 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Register: https://www.uww.edu/…/profes…/endlesspossibilitiesconference

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