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In aftermath of school shooting, NASW Florida Chapter offers resources, action items social workers


Dear NASW Member, The National Association of Social Workers – Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. The outpouring of community support has been outstanding in providing support to the students, faculty, staff and families. The ... Read More »

County Schools Mental Health Coalition: A Model for a Systematic Approach to Supporting Youths

Childhood emotional, behavioral, and social problems are serious developmental challenges affecting the lives of a substantial number of youths. Estimates suggest that 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty with attention, disruptive behavior, and mood. Severe social, emotional, and behavioral health difficulties are predictive of a variety of pervasive problems, including substance abuse, criminal behavior, risk taking, ... Read More »

The Evolution of School Social Work Services in an Urban School District

How do school districts go about implementing social work services for their students? In search for an answer to this question, researchers Robert Henry Ayasse, MSW, and Susan I. Stone, PhD, have published their findings from a case study of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), in the October 2015 issue of the journal Children and Schools. The case ... Read More »

School social workers relevant to student well-being, success

By Rena Malai, News staff A school social worker is generally employed to help students academically and behaviorally, so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond. But the role goes beyond that, as school social workers can wear many hats, said Sharon Dietsche, a senior practice associate at NASW. “A school social worker in this position may help a ... Read More »

Member’s mantra is ‘hungry kids can’t learn’

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” NASW member Evan King’s mantra is “hungry kids can’t learn,” she says in an article on King’s efforts to prevent hunger among students at Rowe Middle School in Oregon were recently recognized when she received the Advocate for Children Award, which the article says is the most prestigious award the Oregon ... Read More »

The School Social Work Toolkit, Meet the Author, Alison Varianides Section Webinar

The School Social Work canada pharmacy Toolkit, Meet the Author, Alison Varianides Exclusively for Specialty Practice Section Members Friday, May 10, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) Presenter: • Alison Varianides, LCSW Moderator(s): • Sharon Issurdatt, ACSW, DCSW, LCSW Join your colleagues for a discussion with the author of the NASW Press title, The School ... Read More »

Support the Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act!

Take Action New York Representative Edolphus Towns recently introduced, “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act (H.R.6654),” 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 ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 18, 2008

News Source: Google News University trains social workers to meet challenges of elder care Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL The University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Social Work is actively involved in numerous efforts to better meet the comprehensive health … Seeking a few good men Baltimore Sun Boys are quite influenced by having a male figure around, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 11, 2008

Know the warning signs of teens with the blues Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park, NJ, USA During the teen years, adolescents have to cope with a tremendous amount of change, pointed out David Roden, a licensed clinical social worker and certified … Cracking Down on Truant Students WSAV-TV, GA Today, 3 On Your Side Education Reporter, Randi Hempel rode ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 1, 2008

WSU student puts social work into practice Detroit Free Press, United States Wayne State University social work student Candace Kresmer, 44, hopes to inspire members of both groups to work together to solve their woes. … Boise State to offer social work programs at Twin Falls campus KPAX-TV, MT BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Boise State University plans to offer Social ... Read More »