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Welcome to NYSSSWA!

Connecting with and serving students, families and schools, the New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) is the only NYS professional association dedicated solely to the visibility and viability of School Social Workers and the students and families that we serve.  Be sure to check out our Advocacy pages for state and federal updates, our Calendar of Events for Professional Development opportunities as well as our members only Resources specific to assisting school social workers in their practice.  


 

Role of a SCHOOL
SOCIAL WORKER

social worker consoling a child

School Social Workers, in New York State, are licensed mental health professionals as well as certified by the NYS Office of Teaching as School Social Workers. Responsibilities include:

  • Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Conflict mediation & resiliency building
  • Community referral and liaison
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Violence Prevention/Intervention
  • Youth suicide prevention & intervention
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Board in Action
CURRENT ISSUES

Albany Capitol Building

Priorities we are addressing now:

  • See New York State Legislative News 
  • New York School Superintendents Recognize the Need to Support Mental Health Services
  • NYSUT adoption of policies that support School Social Work
  • Identifying mental health needs and services as a critical component of a Safe Schools Plan in NYS
  • Schools need more mental health not police.  See Article.  3/4/19
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Events
CALENDAR


April 3 – 6, 2019

SSWAA National Conference
Orlando, Florida

April 26 + 27, 2019
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

May 24, 2019
“Dealing with Anxiety”
Co-Sponsored Event

October 25 & 26, 2019
NYSSSWA State Conference
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Safe and Supportive Schools: A plan to improve school climate and safety in NYC 

The NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a 52 page report  reviewing current data related to school safety in New York City along with recommendations including adding MORE school social workers. See Executive Summary and Full Report.  Source:     June 18, 2018,  NYC Comptroller, Scott M. Stringer 
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National School Social Work News


School Social Work Association of America Resources:

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Call to Action…..

School Social Workers need to be school based.

87 signatures

Help School Social Workers

Help NYSSSWA gather enough signatures to stop the outsourcing of mental health services in public schools.

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