School Social Work Specialty Practice Section

We are social workers committed to improving the educational success and the social and emotional development of all students. Examples of areas of service: social-development assessments, individual and group counseling, crisis prevention and intervention, parent education and training, collaboration with community agencies and organizations, program coordination, policy development. 

School Social Work Section Committee

  • Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW - Mahomet, IL - Chair
  • Megan Love Berkowitz, MSW, LICSW - Washington, DC
  • Greg Drozdowski - Livonia, MI
  • Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW - Chicago, IL 
  • Deirdre N. Scott, Ed.D., MSW - Fayetteville, NC


  • Laurel E. Thompson, Ph.D. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Kathy “Mary” Weaver, ACSW, LMSW, SSW - Plymouth, MI

Social workers must continue to manage the issue of electronic communication and electronic data storage use in school settings. Assistance is needed, however, in clarifying what is ethical and appropriate, to protect student confidentiality and manage boundary issues.

School Social Work
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