June 18th, 2016

Annual Membership Meeting

Columbia, MO

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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Annual Membership Meeting on June 18th, 2016 in Columbia, MO. Look for details in our May newsletter. Members: We hope you can attend as we have some big plans for SSWAM over the next few years and need your input and support. If you cannot attend, please look for your absentee ballot coming to your email a few weeks prior to the meeting.
SSWAM would like to wish everyone a happy National School Social Work Week! In celebration, please download, print, and display these posters to increase awareness of your role and the profession. (Click on the images above and then click on the link symbol at the lower right hand corner of the image to get a PDF version.) Also, all week, be sure to check Facebook for activities, contests, and other information on SSW Week to share with friends to raise awareness.
Pre-Registration for the St. Louis Spring Conference is now closed but walk ins will be available the day of the event, March 4th, 2016.
Don't forget to bring diapers to benefit Youth in Need.

Pre-registration for the Kansas City Regional Conference is now open. For more information about the conference, visit our "Continuing Education" page.

Welcome to 2016! We hope you had a relaxing and rejuvenating winter break. SSWAM's Board of Directors had an enjoyable break and are ready to get back together for our monthly meetings. At our upcoming meeting, we will begin planning our spring conference(s) and School Social Work Week. If you have any professional development topic requests, please email us ASAP at sswam@sswam.org. If you haven't already, please take a moment to "like" us on Facebook. As of July 2016, we will no longer provide news updates here on our website. Instead, we will relay important news on Facebook and through our monthly newsletters.

Pre-registration for the St. Louis Fall conference has ended but there is still room for walk-in registrations, at this time. We look forward to seeing many of you at SLU this Friday! Did you get our November newsletter. If not, please take a moment to sign up on the home page in the "Subscribe to our newsletter" box. We have been receiving some reports that a few members are not receiving newsletters until they use that feature. Please do so while we work on fix for this issue and we apologize for the extra step to stay connected.
Registration for the St. Louis Fall conference is now open - get more information and sign up here! You still have a few days to pre-register for the KC conference next Friday, October 16th. Want a free padfolio for your tablet? Check out our Facebook page to enter to win! Finally, our October newsletter went out today as well so be sure to check your inbox for information about SSWAM's presence at the Midwest Council meeting and conference last week in Omaha.
Our September Newsletter is out. Not on our mailing list? A link to the newsletter is on our Facebook now, along with a chance to win some of our merchandise! Check it out today!
Over the weekend, 19 state delegates participated at SSWAA's Delegate Assembly meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. Dot Kontak, SSWAM's State Consultant, who represented SSWAM at the assembly, reported that there was "incredible dialogues regarding issues impacting states and SSWs from across the country." She is currently attending SSWAA's Summer Leadership and Legislative Institute on behalf of SSWAM and is excited to share with members at upcoming meetings and conference all she has learned!

SSWAM is celebrating 35 YEARS! Be sure to join or renew your membership today to be eligible for all the great giveaways and contests we have planned to thank you for your continued support of the profession. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter and like us on Facebook so you don't miss out on great opportunities for school social workers and important developments in the profession.

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The Purpose of SSWAM:

Promoting Growth and Development

Advocate for Students

SSWAM advocates for and promotes the total growth and development of children in schools through the application of social work knowledge and skills. 

Advocate for Professionals

SSWAM encourages and enables the educational and professional growth of persons practicing as social workers in Missouri schools.

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Advocate for Legislation

SSWAM advocates for the needs of children and utilizes all opportunities to influence determinations of policies and standards in Missouri schools.

Advocate for the Profession

SSWAM stimulates the development of school social work in Missouri as a legitimate profession whose vital role is recognized and understood by all.