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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. 


NYS Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz, Peg Barrett & Evelyn Bautista-Miller

 
School Social Work Bill

On February 12, 2018  NY Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz  (D-Kings) along with Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference with leaders of the New York State School Social Workers’ Association, as well as the National Association of Social Workers-New York State and New York City Chapters to introduce Bill A09533, legislation  mandating school districts to provide students access to a school social worker.  NYSSSWA at work for you!

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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:

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Events
CALENDAR

upcoming events

 

November 1 & 2, 2018
NYSSSWA State Conference

April 3 – 6, 2019
SSWAA National 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 Articles:

See more Federal News & Advocacy.

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Call to Action…..

School Social Workers need to be school based.

64 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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