School Social Work Policy & News

Digital Devices and Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Social Work Advocates

Aug 30, 2018

There's debate over whether youths’ use of technology and social media on phones and devices is harmful or helpful. Many agree it is both.

And most youth are not addicted to technology. If anything, they are addicted to each other. That speaks to something that's true for every generation: teenagers want to hang out with each other.

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Violence in Schools: Prevention Is Key

Alison Laurio | Social Work Advocates

Aug 30, 2018

"Actions like bullying, threats and figts are all red flags, and they need to be addressed before they elevate and students become a threat to themselves or others," says Libby Nealis, Policy and Advocacy Director at the School Social Work Association of America.

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NASW Highlights the Growing Need for School Social Workers to Prevent School Violence

Mar 27, 2018

School social workers work to prevent mass killing in schools as well as guide schools in recovery after a crisis has occurred. Today more than ever, there is a growing need for school social workers to help prevent school violence and to support students in moments of crisis.

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

National Institutes of Health

Jan 22, 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is designed to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens often hear from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Clinton Proposes $500-million Federal Program To Curb Bullying

Washington Post

Oct 27, 2016

Under the program, states would need to pass anti-bullying laws and invest their own money to qualify for funding, which could be used to hire social workers, psychologists and other professionals.

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UCLA Releases Policy Brief On Multi-Tiered System Of Support (MTSS)

University of California, Los Angeles

Oct 01, 2016

UCLA released a policy brief titled “ESSA State Consolidated Plans: Rethinking MTSS to Better Address Barriers to Learning.” This brief focuses on the limitations of using a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework to remove barriers to learning.

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