Every year, Child Abuse Awareness Month is observed in April to recognize the efforts made by our communities and families in bringing up this issue in front of the world. Did you know that every one out of seven children in the U.S has experienced physical and sexual abuse? During this month, as well as the whole year, citizens are encouraged to raise the issue of child abuse and the well-being of children and families around the country.
Welcome School Social Workers to our website!
Last month was a celebration for school social worker the week of March 6-13, and we hope each and every one were recognized for all of the services you provide to your students and families. So much of what we do is behind the scenes and often goes unrecognized by others. We do make a difference in students’ lives by the services and support we provide. The SCASSW Board is appreciative of all of the school social workers across our state.
We have exciting events happening for our association. We look forward to our Spring Staff Development Day on May 6 at Saluda Shoals. If you are interested in attending, please register before the end of April. The fall conference is scheduled for November 29th – December 3rd at Marina Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. The conference committee is currently working on obtaining speakers. Be on the lookout for information in the next months.
At our spring conference, we will announce recipients of the School Social Worker of the Year and Friend of School Social Work. Information on the nomination process will be available on the website and also will be emailed to members. We will also elect SCASSW Board of Directors for the next term.
We hope you will be in attendance in May and can participate in the celebrations.
SCASSW Board encourages you to become a part of our association as we continue to support the profession through professional development, advocacy, and information. Thank you for all you do for students and families across SC!