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  • 05/31/2019 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consider contacting your senators or representative about the upcoming Congressional Briefing where a panel of experts will discuss The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities”.  Use this template to email or send them a letter.

  • 05/28/2019 7:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Western States Center’s mission is to connect and build the power of community organizations; to challenge and transform individuals, organizations and systems to achieve racial, gender and economic justice.  This is one of the documents available, but you can see other information about the organization on their website.  Click here.

  • 03/04/2019 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gov. Evers announced March 3-9th to be School Social Work Week!  See attachment:

    SSW proclamation.pdf

  • 02/26/2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello All!

    Wisconsin, now more than ever, we need teachers in our classroom the be the change our students need to advocate for their needs and help them achieve their goals! At the Madison School Climate and Culture Symposium, we will empower you to do just that!
     
    The Madison School Climate and Culture Symposium is on April 15, 2019, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI. We are bringing together educators, administrators, school counselors, social workers, parents, and community leaders from across Wisconsin to talk about best practices in developing positive school culture and providing a safe space for all students to learn.
     
    Register NOW for our Madison School Climate and Culture Symposium April 15th.
     
    Experts in the field will lead a series of impactful sessions, including representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison YWCA Restorative Justice Team, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and MORE!
     
    So far, we have the following sessions scheduled! Check out our website!

  • 02/26/2019 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some posters for SSW Week, which is March 4-8th.

    Poster 1

    Poster 2

    Ideas for the week

  • 02/24/2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DEMYSTIFYING MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

    A mindfulness workshop for School Social Workers in the Northeast Region of WI.

    April 25, 2018

    12:00-3:15 pm

    Green Bay Area Public Schools

    200 S. Broadway Rooms 138 A&B

    12:00 PM-12:45 PM Northeast Regional WSSWA Meeting

    Bring your lunch, network with area social workers, discuss relevant issues, and hear updates!

    12:45-3:15 PM  Mindfulness Workshop Presented by Beth Heller of Live54218

    Chances are, as mental health professionals, you already use techniques from the practice of mindfulness in your personal and work life.  Yet, there is always room to deepen our understanding of mindfulness as both a practice for stress-reduction as well as a path for self-discovery.  In this workshop we'll explore five different "access points" we can use to bring mindfulness into our lives:  body, breath, thoughts, wisdom and flow.  In addition, we will consider how these techniques and concepts can be woven into professional practice in school settings.

    Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, and come prepared for gentle movement. 

    RSVP TO mjbaranczyk@gbaps.org

    EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE

    OTHER DISCIPLINES WELCOME TO ATTEND

    Demystifying Mindfulness Practice 4.25.jpg


  • 02/24/2019 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some resources from SSWAA on how to celebrate your role as a school social worker through education of what you do and advocate for support around your role: 

    Poster

    Resource guide of activities

    Press release

  • 02/24/2019 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Opportunity Conference Advancing LGBTQ & HIV Health: Navigating and Sharing SolutionsMonday, April 8 & Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    Breaking Down Barriers: Treating Pediatric OCD with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Choose from two sessions:

    Madison: Thursday, April 11, 2019
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Rogers–Madison
    406 Science Drive, Suite 110
    Madison, WI 53711

    Appleton: Friday, April 12, 2019
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Rogers–Appleton
    4351 W College Ave #300
    Appleton, WI 54914


  • 02/24/2019 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have families who have a student with Tourette Syndrome, consider sharing with them information on this camp in Wisconsin - Tourette Syndrome Camp USA

  • 10/16/2018 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WSSWA member:

    Please read the information about candidates in the link below prior to making your decisions. Please vote for 9 of the 11 possible candidates. Vote for each candidate ONCE. Selections for candidates will be in no particular order. Members are selected for a 2 year term beginning the Saturday after the Fall Conference, November 10th, 2018.

    Voting ends October 29th, 2018 at midnight.


    WSSWA Board Nominees - Fall 2018



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