In response to the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation and questions from our SSWNetwork members, we are sharing some resources here, first two FAQ documents from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the second, a transcript of our 3/14 LiveChat where we discussed our responses to the COVID-19 crisis in our states and school districts, and shared strategies for how to turn the school shut-downs happening in our districts into an opportunity to promote wellness and SEL for our students, staff colleagues, and ourselves.
We wrote a biography of the group and zine — Students Strike Back is a student-led group created during the Chicago Teachers Union one day strike in 2016. Students are neighborhood high school students in Chicago Public Schools from the southwest side. Students are determined to have their voice in education issues. “No decisions about us without us”. As students who must endure the conditions of Chicago Public Schools, the group is determined to fight for education equity. For far too long, students have endured budget cuts after budget cuts. It is time for education to be taken seriously.
Due to the strong positive response to this presentation and article I did at the National Center for School Mental Health in November 2019 (pictured), Trauma-Informed Care In Schools: What We Know (And Still Don’t Know), And Why That Matters For Marginalized Youth In K-12, we’re creating a Call for Papers (CFP) for a special issue at our journal the International Journal of School Social Work (IJSSW) on this topic–abstracts are due by March 15th.
Have you ever wondered how to expand your influence to truly transform systems, practices and/or policies at the micro, meso, and macro levels? Join us on February 6th from 5:30-9:00 pm EST for a unique learning opportunity to earn 3 CEU’s in a webinar titled Charting the Course for School Social Work Advocacy.