Celebrating School Social Workers
Happy School Social Work Week!
The School Social Work Association of America is proud to promote National School Social Work Week, held the first full calendar week of March (Sunday - Saturday). SSWAA collects and shares resources to help you celebrate and promote School Social Work Week. We hope you will make some great plans to celebrate as well as receive much-deserved recognition for the vital role that you provide to students, administrators, teachers, educators, parents, and the community!
This year's School Social Work Week is March 3-9, 2019. The SSWAA theme for School Social Work Week 2019 is: "Lucky Enough!" Click the button above to get to resources available for the week.
National School Social Worker of the Year
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to teach families about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Visit the MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast webpage to download a PDF of the infographic.
Trade Talks: The Construction Way (Featuring the Mechanical Trades)
Tuesday, April 16th, 10:30am-2:30pm
6120 Purdue Drive Southwest
This year, in partnership with leading industry experts, we launched Trade Talks, a face to face career-focused professional learning platform for school counselors and social workers. Specifically, Trade Talks takes the format of a lunch and learn, and industry experts will provide relevant career information to school counselors.
April 16, 2019
Trade Talks: The Construction Way
Featuring the Mechanical Trades
at the Mechanical Trades Institute
School counselors in all grade levels, school counselor leaders, and school social workers will learn about:
- Construction industry career opportunities and career descriptions
- Education pathways (apprenticeships, 2-year colleges, certificates, diplomas, and 4-year colleges)
- Skills needed for beginning employees
- Salaries (starting, average, level, etc.)
- Career growth potential (opportunities for advancement)
- Career outlook (including critical need areas in the state)
- Industry partnerships (contact information for school counselors who want to partner with industry experts)
Click here to register today and #ChangeTheCareerConversation
Seats are limited!
The CDC recently highlighted the importance of family and school-based approaches of promoting healthy adolescent behavior. Review the report to learn how to support student growth and development.
The Online Trauma/Brain 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children/Youth and Brain Development course is available to educators. Directions for accessing the Online Trauma/Brain 101 are located here.
Instructional Hours: 3 CEUs: 3 hours MSW (core), LPC & LMFT (related), and DECAL
Course Description This online course will provide participants with foundational knowledge about child trauma, child traumatic stress and how adversity and trauma can impact children and youth and their brain development. Participants will also be introduced to brain architecture and early brain development in children and youth.
Awards grants of $250 to $5,000 through Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate within the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding. The 2019 grant cycle begins February 15, with an application deadline of December 31. An application may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain pending in our system for 90 days. Apply here.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
- Proverbs 31:8
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
- Rosa Parks
The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller
In Your Office Professional Learning
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Many children experience traumatic events, and you can learn how to overcome their impact on child health. Join Live Smart Texas on April 3 at 1 p.m. for a webinar addressing Adverse Childhood Events, the impact they have on a child’s health and how to overcome them. Click here to register.
Dramatic Writing for Film, Television, and Theatre I
Dramatic Writing for Film, Television, and Theatre I, is a new English Language Arts requirement option for our state. In May 2018, this game-changing ELA/Fine Arts course was approved by the State Board, USG, and TCSG as an ELA graduation requirement option AND Fine Arts elective credit for ALL Georgia high school students in Georgia! This brand-new course will expose and train students to work in the $9.5 billion dollar film industry (and growing!) here in Georgia. The webinar is Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. Click here to register.
20 Things We Need To Say More Often
Encouraging Healthy Behaviors
According to Stop Teen Dating Violence, 1 in 3 seventh grade U.S. students report being in an abusive relationship. 44% of all students have been in an abusive relationship by the time they graduate from college. Click button above to learn more.
Join CHOA as Stewards of Children demonstrates how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and teaches five proactive steps to protecting children.
April 4- 1 to 3:30 p.m.
June 7- 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
August 12- 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Office Park Learning Center
1680 Tullie Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
For more information, please contact Angie Boy at 404-785-5004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to access the registration form.