School Social Workers Leading the Transformation of Systems for Equity, Access and Innovation
Come join your school social work colleagues for a time of learning, connection, networking, and inspiration.
Sessions will include advocacy opportunities, hearing from WASSW member Nikki York of OSPI about school based threat assessment, from the UW Smart Center about SSW expansion grants and the key role of school social workers in Interconnected Systems Framework, from member Piper Sangstrom about 'AWE Inspiring' and much more!
See you there!
Keynote: Dr. Kurt Hatch
Education Must be Centered on a Love Ethic: Aligning Values and Action to Create Community
What if we gifted ourselves the time, space and grace needed to critically examine the systems, leadership strategies and classroom practices currently being used to promote behavioral and mental health? Would we find them to be racially literate, evidence-based, interconnected and rooted in compassion? What about the predominant system for providing differentiated support for student learning? Is it inclusive and centered on a love ethic?
Dr. Hatch will use story as data and invite conferees to collectively and courageously shift systems and practices so all students experience a better love.
Thank you to our 2023 WASSW Conference Sponsor, Newport Healthcare