Hello Washington School Social Workers, We hope your 2023-24 school year is off to a strong start. The energy at our WASSW Fall Conference was high and we hope that the learning, inspiration and community we shared will bolster you in your work and life. Even if you weren't able to attend, we have made the materials available on the conference page for your enrichment. Our theme this year was "School Social Workers Leading the Transformation of Systems for Equity, Access and Innovation." We are change makers. Whether advocating for specific children, standing with our families, working at the district level to shift systems, or working at the legislative level, our profession demands that we take action:
NASW Social Work Code of Ethics: Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to the Broader Society Section 6.01-6.04 6.01: “Social workers should promote the general welfare of society, from local to global levels, and the development of people, their communities, and their environments. Social workers should advocate for living conditions conducive to the fulfillment of basic human needs and should promote social, economic, political, and cultural values and institutions that are compatible with the realization of social justice.”
We, as a volunteer led organization of working school social workers, work together to inspire each other, to learn, and to renew our efforts to support our organization. Please contact us to learn how you can be a part of WASSW!