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2017 NCSSWA Fall Conference: The Power of School Social Work

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North Carolina School Social Workers Association Fall Conference 2017

The North Carolina School Social Workers Association (NCSSWA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Fall Conference is scheduled for October 18th-20th, 2017 at the beautiful Embassy Suites by Hilton at Greensboro.

The theme this year is "The Power of School Social Workers." It will be filled with wonderful keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities to network and grow professionally.

Stay tuned for emails and social media posts to keep you updated. We will be updating this site as well as we have more information to share.

2017 Fall Conference and Breakout Sessions At-A-Glance

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10:30am – 4:30pm Registration and Information Center Open

11:30pm – 2:00pm Opening Session & Welcome: History of School Social Work(Past) (1.5 Contact Hours)

2:10pm – 3:10pm Breakout Sessions – (1.0 Contact Hours)

Having Our Say: School Social Work Advocacy

School Social Work Outcomes- Part 2: Generating Artifacts to Show Your Value

Making Them Visible: Recognizing, Supporting and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Implementation of Check In/Check Out Behavioral Intervention in an Elementary School

3:10pm – 3:20pm Break – Visit Exhibitors

3:20pm – 4:20pm Breakout Sessions – (1.0 Contact Hours)

Student Engagement and Anonymous Reporting SPK UP NC

White Privilege Real or Imagined: Implications for School Social Work Practice

Getting into the Zone: Mindfulness in Schools

4:30pm – 5:30pm Ø Regional Meetings – (1.0 Contact Hours)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:30am – 11:00am Registration and Information Center Open

8:30am - 10:00am Breakout Sessions – (1.5 Contact Hours)

No Rest: North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children

The use of the Afrocentric Theory to Explore variables of Social Work Curriculum, Racism, and sense of Isolation from an African-American Perspective

50 Shades of Gray: The Complexity of Identifying McKinney-Vento Cases

An Overview of Section 504 and the School Social Worker’s Role as an Advocate for Students

10:15am – 11:15am Breakout Sessions – (1.0 Contact Hours)

Serving the Immigrant Community

Promoting Female Teen Sexual Health, the “Smart Girls” Way

Pet Assisted Therapy in Schools: Working Outside the Box to Reach and Support Students with Challenges

Social Work Leadership: Facilitating Racial Equity in School Settings

11:30am – 1:00pm Luncheon (Present)

North Carolina State Updates & School Social Worker of the Year Presentations

1:15pm - 5:15pm Ø Critical Thinking and Ethics: Best Practices in Challenging Times (4.0 Contact Hours)

1:15pm - 2:45pm Breakout Sessions – (1.5 Contact Hours)

Safeguarding Students’ Rights during the Trump Era

What are the Factors that Hinder African- American Males from Completing their Graduate Social Work (MSW) Degree?

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: How School Social Workers Provide Support

3:15pm – 4:45pm Breakout Sessions – (1.5 Contact Hours)

What’s Happening Now? Drugs That Are Affecting Students & Families in Our Schools

School Social Work Outcomes- Part 2: Generating Artifacts to Show Your Value

The Power of Student Support: A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-tiered Approach to Improving School Attendance

Friday, October 20, 2017

8:30am – 10:00am Ø Future of School Social Workers: Panel Discussion (1.5 Contact Hours)

10:15am - 12:00pm NCSSWA Membership Meeting/Elections

Closing Speaker: Recharging & Replenishing Your Power Source (1.0 Contact Hours)


A room block is available at the Embassy Suites. Breakfast and a nightly Managers Reception is available for all attendees who stay at the Embassy Suites. If the block fills up, there will be an overflow hotel available-- more details to come with that.

Membership and Pricing Note

Conference registration is through this Eventbrite system and the fees are included in the total conference price. When RSVPing to pay by check you must pay the deposit price to reserve a spot. Make a copy of your ticket and send the copyalong with the remaining balance, less the deposit to North Carolina School Social Workers Association, P.O. Box 16, Sedalia, NC 27342 . The annual NCSSWA membership is included in the full-conference ticket price. You may opt to not have the membership included, but the conference price will remain the same.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received no later than 30 days prior to the event and cannot be requested once the event has commenced. Please send refund requests in writing to our treasurer, Donna Layton. You can contact her at treasurer@ncsswa.org


Please contact Charlene Davidosn, NCSSWA President, with questions at president@ncsswa.org

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