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NYSSSWA Statement Regarding Buffalo Shooting

On behalf of the NYSSSWA Board, I would like to extend my heartfelt support and condolences to the people and communities affected by the shooting in Buffalo on Saturday May 14, 2022. Violence and hate have no place in our neighborhoods and backyards.  This horrific tragedy underscores the need for more mental health support in our communities.   Read Full Statement Here.    See Crisis Response Resources Here.


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 and much more…

Your Membership Dollars At Work!


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


April 18 – May 29, 2022
SSWAA National SSW Conference-Virtual Access

August 1 – 2, 2022
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

 

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Call to Action…..

School Social Workers need to be school based.

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