About Us

About

CSSWA

CSSWA is an organization of certified school social workers. The Colorado School Social Work Association exists to promote the visibility and viability of the School Social Work profession, promote professional excellence among school social workers in an effort to enhance the well being of students, families, and community within the educational system.

Looking for a Leadership Opportunity? Join Our Board!

Our board is currently looking for school social work professionals across the state who may be interested in serving on the CSSWA board.

What We Do

 

Educate & Advocate

Educate the community, school administrators, and legislators in the vital role and services of School Social Workers through dialogue, pamphlets, website, visibility strategies and lobbying.

Professional Development

Teach colleagues about advances in the field, issues and programs available, through the publication of newsletters and the development of an annual regional conferences.

Build Partnerships

Support the School Social Work profession through representation and association with local, state and national educational, mental health, and child welfare entities.

Networking

Network with School Social Workers and other mental health professionals across Colorado to provide support, information sharing, profession building and communication around significant issues.

New SSW Training

Train new Social Workers in the skills needed to be a School Social Worker, and increase their awareness of this career path by offering School Social Work classes and field placement opportunities through the area MSW programs.

Support Visibility

Support increased visibility of the profession by demonstrating the skills and services that School Social Workers bring to the schools in assisting all children to learn and reach their potential, and in facilitating the National Education goals.

Educate & Advocate

Educate the community, school administrators, and legislators in the vital role and services of School Social Workers through dialogue, pamphlets, website, visibility strategies and lobbying.

Professional Development

Teach colleagues about advances in the field, issues and programs available, through the publication of newsletters and the development of an annual regional conferences.

Build Partnerships

Support the School Social Work profession through representation and association with local, state and national educational, mental health, and child welfare entities.

Networking

Network with School Social Workers and other mental health professionals across Colorado to provide support, information sharing, profession building and communication around significant issues.

New SSW Training

Train new Social Workers in the skills needed to be a School Social Worker, and increase their awareness of this career path by offering School Social Work classes and field placement opportunities through the area MSW programs.

Support Visibility

Support increased visibility of the profession by demonstrating the skills and services that School Social Workers bring to the schools in assisting all children to learn and reach their potential, and in facilitating the national education goals.

About

School Social Work

School Social Workers provide vital services to schools through assessment, counseling, conflict mediation and resiliency building, alternatives to violence and gangs, attendance monitoring, community referral and liaison work, child abuse reporting, school dropout and youth suicide prevention and intervention, crisis intervention and child and family advocacy.

These services are based in the Social Work perspective that looks for strengths and empowers others.

The CSSWA works to support the School Social Work profession and is working to bring these skills and services into ALL Colorado schools.

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