SSWAM advocates for and promotes the total growth and development of children in schools through the application of social work knowledge and skills.
SSWAM encourages and enables the educational and professional growth of persons practicing as social workers in Missouri schools.
SSWAM advocates for the needs of children and utilizes all opportunities to influence determinations of policies and standards in Missouri schools.
SSWAM stimulates the development of school social work in Missouri as a legitimate profession whose vital role is recognized and understood by all.
Kansas City Regional Fall Conference
Raytown Education Conference Center
10750 MO-350, Raytown, MO 64138
June 2nd, 2015
Dear SSWAM Members,
Hello and happy summer to you all! I hope this finds you relaxing and enjoying a bit of a break from the hard work and stress of your work life.
We are thrilled with the accomplishments we have made over the past school year and have much to celebrate! I would like to highlight some key successes over this past year:
I would like to thank all of you for your membership and continued support of the SSWAM organization. We will continue advocating for our profession at the state, regional, and national levels and encourage you to consider joining our efforts to advance the profession and promote the recognition of school social work across Missouri by taking a leadership role. We need helping hands like yours to make meaningful advances that will grow our profession and give us the credibility in Jefferson City that we all deserve.
Finally, the board has big plans for the 2015-2016 school year as it marks our 35th anniversary as an organization. We hope to see many of you return as members in the fall to take advantage of the ways we plan to celebrate this milestone with you.
Mary Ellen Trachsel
Mary Ellen Trachsel, LCSW