School Social Work Policy & News

Climate change: Are we ready?

The Hechinger Report

May 01, 2022

This nine-part series explores how climate change emergencies are disrupting student learning, exacerbating mental health problems, devastating school infrastructure, and how the coronavirus pandemic is a preview of what education looks like in a climate emergency.


A day in the life of a school social worker

The Hechinger Report

Apr 29, 2022

The pandemic thrust student mental health into the spotlight. The nation’s estimated 143,000 school social workers are on the front lines.


School Social Work Week 2022

Mar 08, 2022

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congresswoman Gwen Moore introduced a resolution today recognizing School Social Work Week 2022.


Back to School: Social Workers Help Students, Families, Teachers Adjust After COVID

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Aug 15, 2021

As schools across the country plan to fully reopen, social workers are focused on helping students, families and teachers adjust after COVID lockdowns.


Social Work is Front and Center as Schools Fully Reopen

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Aug 15, 2021

Students and teachers returning to in-person learning are facing unprecedented challenges, and social workers are helping them adjust. 


Inside the Adolescent Mind

Social Work Advocates Magazine

Dec 15, 2020

Among the circumstances youth in foster-care confront are the perceptions and misconceptions of adults, including social workers and caregivers. This is why it’s so important to see young people as people, not as statistics.


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