Welcome KSSWA Members!
We are very excited to show you our updated web pages and to share with you what our Board has been doing to further the needs of our profession. We want you to know that we value your feedback and consider it in every decision that we make. Please email us with your ideas and any questions or concerns that we can address. Better still, volunteer!
School Social Worker
of the Year
Sara Friesen Guhr
2020 Champion for Children
Dr. John McKinney
Welcome to #teamKSSWA!
Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year!
The Kansas School Social Worker Association welcomes you back to school. Last spring and the beginning of this school year brought about unprecedented events. These events have challenged and impacted each and every one of us. COVID-19 and the continued racial inequities created anxiety and so much uncertainty in our world of education. School Social Workers across the country have acknowledged their feelings, reached out for support and resources and have demonstrated exceptional leadership. As President of KSSWA, I am proud of how Kansas School Social Workers never wavered in their commitment to the students and families across our state.
KSSWA is the state association that supports you by advocating at the local, state and national level for your needs. I believe a School Social Worker in every school building is a step in the right direction. Don’t you agree? Many of you have caseloads that are just not manageable, are isolated without proper supervision and resources, and/or do not feel supported by your administration. KSSWA offers networking, professional development and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
September 25th KSSWA is offering CEU’s for our workshop - Human Trafficking/Identifying & Supporting Student at Risk. We are excited to hear from a variety of speakers which include Diane Clark, Author of She’s On Her Own. Please join us! Registration is on the website.
Continue to check out the website for resources and future eventswww.ksswa.wildapricot.org and like us on Facebook. Don’t be shy about posting questions or sharing
KSSWA works for YOU so let me know what training, resources you need. The Board is looking to add additional Regional Representatives in the SW and SE regions as well as Committee members to the Legislative and Recognition Committees. Contact any KSSWA Board member or myself if you would like more information.
YOU are valuable, resilient and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!