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The Critical Need for School Social Workers – Congressional Briefing March 30, 2022

The Critical Need for School Social Workers – Congressional Briefing March 30, 2022

Join us for a Virtual Congressional Briefing

The Critical Need for School Social Workers: Improving Student Success through H.R. 7037

School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act (H.R. 7037)

This bill amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Department of Education to award renewable grants to high-need local educational agencies to retain or hire additional school social workers. Grantees may use the funds to reimburse school social workers for expenses they incur in rendering services. Grant-funded social workers must target their services to the highest-need students. Grant funds may not be used to supplant other funds used for hiring and retaining school social workers.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

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Video Remarks from Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04-D)


  • Nicole Other Medicine, MSW, LICSW, School Social Worker, Indian Education Program
  • Saint Paul Public Schools ISD #625, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Tiffany Walker, MSW, LCSW, School Social Worker (Certified) and Chief Executive Officer, Journey Therapy Center, Clifton, New Jersey
  • Julie Incitti, MSW, CAPSW, School Social Work Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin
  • Ron Avi Astor, PhD, MSW, MA, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Los Angeles, California


  • Talia Rosen, Legislative Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America and the National Association of Social Workers, cosponsored by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the American Federation of Teachers, the Council on Social Work Education, the School Social Work Net, in collaboration with the Congressional Social Work Caucus

About The Author

Scott Carchedi

Scott Carchedi is the founder and co-editor of SSWN. Scott provides technology support and consultative services to school social work associations across the US. Scott is also a practicing school social worker in the western suburbs of Chicago, serving grades 9-12.

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