School Social Work Policy & News

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Congressional Briefing

Sep 23, 2020

This briefing examines the merits of the Counseling Not Criminalization Act (H.R. 7848), introduced by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5).


Big Table Phase-IV-Revised Letter Final

Aug 10, 2020

This letter is  a revised sign-on letter to Congress re: COVID-19 relief.


Trauma Interventions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

May 26, 2020

Martha Rodriguez, LCSW, is service manager of recovery at Broward County Public Schools in Florida. She also works at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which was the site of a mass school shooting in 2018.


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.


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.


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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