Why We Love Being School Social Workers
In honor of School Social Work Week 2020, I went onto our sister social media platform SSWNetwork (always 100% free to join here) and asked the 2,300+ clinicians there this simple question, “What is your favorite part about being a school social worker?” What follows are a sample of the great replies I got, along with some added detail about cool stuff we’ve posted about SSW over the past few months–Happy SSW Week everybody!
Here’s the link to that article about the amazing zine created by Chicago Students Strike Back (published 2/29/2020):
All of the above comments are from current Loyola School Mental Health Advanced Practice Program (SMHAPP) students (apply now for our 99% online, 2-year, 15-credit program & our Fall 2020 cohort here). Join me and Krista Sodt this Saturday March 7th over at SSWNetwork for our Saturday LiveChat 9-10 a.m. central time and read more about Krista’s work implementing behavioral and emotional supports at Tier 1 here, and some of the great SMHAPP-related work that Lisa B. and Penny have written about on SSWN regarding alternative schools (Lisa) and the controversies around using seclusion and restraints in schools (Penny).
Thanks to all of of these fantastic school social workers who shared their favorite parts about the work–hope that you find some inspiration from them about your own role as a school social worker–enjoy this week of celebration!