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National School Social Work Week 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

National School Social Work Week is March 6 – 10


March 6 kicks off a week-long celebration of school social work. This year’s theme, “Be the Change,” is an effort to highlight the positive impact and critical role school social workers play in helping kids meet academic, social, and emotional challenges.

School social workers reach beyond the walls of the school to engage families and organizations and improve outcomes for students. That results in increased academic achievement; school safety; daily attendance; and social, emotional, behavioral functioning. School social workers also work with students on issues related to mental health and assist students at risk of not graduating.

This week, we ask that you reflect on the integral role school social workers play throughout our schools in advocating for students and families and supporting educators. For more information on school social workers, please visit the School Social Work in Wisconsin DPI webpage.