Calendar of Events

SSWAA Spring Extended Access to Summer Virtual Conference
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 11:45 pm








SSWAA Spring Extended Access to Summer Virtual Conference  

School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) will be extending access to their 2020 Summer Virtual Conference during this spring.  The New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) will continue to partner with  SSWAA in providing New York state approved CEUs for their Virtual Conference from last summer that can provide up to 16 CEUs.

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2021 Virtual National School Social Work Conference
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 1:00 pm


2021 Virtual National School Social Work Conference

Live Virtual Sessions–March 22 – 24, 2021
On-Demand available April 5, 2021 to May 31, 2021

Sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)

The 2021 Virtual National School Social Work Conference can be accessed Live on March 22 – 24, 2021.  When you register, you will have the option to register to access Live Virtual Presentations OR the option to register for BOTH the Live Virtual Presentations as well as be able to access all sessions On-Demand from April 5 to May 31, 2021 to earn up to 24 CEUs.   

The New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) continues to partner with SSWAA to provide New York approved CEUs.  (If you registered previously, your registration can remain in place for this Virtual Conference.)

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NYSSSWA Webinar: “Quick and Easy Coping Skills to Teach Your Students” @ Virtual
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


“Quick and Easy Coping Skills to Teach Your Students”
Presented by Kristina LaMendola, LCSW
April 28, 2021
6:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.

“In this course, you will learn 3 quick coping skills that can help your students quickly reduce stress & anxiety, improve motivation, and empower them to solve their own problems. You will learn how to implement CBT (Cognitive Beahvioral Therapy), trigger cycles and self care plans. These easy approaches will help you increase your confidence teaching your students how to manage their stress. Participants will be given worksheets  prior to the presentation to assist you with learning these strategies. You’ll also learn how to perform some deep breathing & mindfulness exercises.”


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NYSSSWA Board Meeting-April/May @ Liverpool Homewood Suites
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – May 1 @ 12:00 pm
Western Region Spring Event 2021 @ DOS  716 on the Lake
May 21 @ 7:19 pm – 8:19 pm

Western Spring 2021 Event
“Connect & Refresh”

“Foundations of Mental Health Amid Recovery from a Pandemic”



DATE: May 21, 2021
CEUs:  2
WHERE: DOS  716 on the Lake at 3800 Hoover Rd. Blasdell, N.Y. 14219

11:45 a.m.:  Registration
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Lunch Buffet
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  Presentation

Wendy Castiglia, NYSSSWA President and Peg Barrett, Past President invite you to join them to “Connect & Refresh” with masks and social distancing after a year of isolation for a presentation on “Foundations of Mental Health Amid Recovery from a Pandemic”  by Charles Kron, LMSW, C.A.S.   Earn up to 2 Social Work CEUs as well as network with other service providers in our region.

Colleagues will have the opportunity to connect and refresh, in person, from the unprecedented and upended last 12 months of school! Participants will closely examine the powerful effects of nutrition, exercise, community, and circadian rhythm dysregulation on physical and mental health, with a specific focus on the context of the pandemic and altered learning models. We will continue with a focused discussion of the role the pandemic has played in the mental health and well-being of both our students and our greater WNYSSSWA, after a year of digital dismay. How do we move forward? What do we anticipate our focus being as we return to more in person instruction? How do we grieve the past year?

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56th NYSSSWA State Conference @ Aloft Hotel
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm

March 11 & 12, 2021 is Rescheduled to OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2021

“Bridging the Gap: Meeting the Needs of Our Students in the New Decade”

Join us in Buffalo for our fall conference and receive up to 12 CEUs.

Unfortunately, due to the rise of COVID, governmental restrictions and concern for our attendees; the New York State School Social Workers’ Association  has decided to reschedule our State Conference to October 28 & 29, 2021 and will still be at the Aloft Hotel in Buffalo, NY.   We hope you will plan to join us for this training opportunity  that will enhance your skill sets and energize you to return home to continue the critically meaningful work you do every day to meet the needs of students, families and schools.    We regret that we still are not able to safely come together but are looking forward to seeing you in Buffalo!

In the meantime, stay tuned for virtual webinar options.

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