School social work is a challenging field, and a social worker just starting out may find she has more questions than answers. Even seasoned social workers can come up against challenges they’ve never faced before. When Alison Varianides started out as a school social worker, she set out to research how she could best handle the difficult issues that were ... Read More »
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NASW Member Featured in Time Magazine
On March 12th, TIME Magazine included a feature on efforts to keep homeless children in one school despite moves around the city. NASW member and school social worker Cheryl Flugaur-Leavitt, SSW is featured in the article. Keeping Homeless Kids in School By Kathleen Kingsbury / Minneapolis Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009 “When a second-grader at Longfellow Elementary School couldn’t stay awake ... Read More »
Support the “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act”!
Take Action! Senator Blanche Lincoln recently introduced, “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act (S. 3364),” a bill that will have a tremendous impact on the lives of children by creating a better trained and prepared school social work workforce to address the psychosocial and emotional issues that can impede educational performance. Our nation currently faces a serious shortage ... Read More »
Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008
Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »