Having Conversations with Students Regarding Racial Injustice     

On April 6, 2021, the ex-Minneapolis Police Officer who placed his knee on George Floyd's neck for 9 minutes while he was in custody was found guilty by a jury on all counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.  This decision and continued killing of black lives is likely on the mind of many of your students, staff, and community members.  The Midwest School Social Work Council shared resources last week of how to have conversation about race, the news, and racial injustice with students.   

Click here to access these resources and start or continue these conversation in your school or district.                                                                                                                   

ACSSW National Virtual School Social Work Institute  -- Update

Building Trauma Informed Schools & Communities

The ACSSW Board extends its appreciation to those who attended our first national, virtual School Social Work Practice Institute.  While we didn't ask for it, we certainly enjoyed this new adventure into cyberspace and hope that you did, too.  It was not without a hiccup here and there, but it was fun and taught us all that we, school social workers, are adaptable and resilient!! 

Session Recordings -- Workshop recordings are in the editing process.  As soon as that is complete they will be available, first to conference attendees and, subsequently, to other interested parties.  Details to follow.

And now on to 2022 planning!  If you have interest in assisting with the planning, email:  [email protected].

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