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How are Social Workers and Schools Recovering from COVID Trauma?

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How are Social Workers and Schools Recovering from COVID Trauma?
By Scott Carchedi • Issue #12 • View online
Dear SSWN Readers, 
In 2020 we asked you to participate in a survey to share how your SSW practice had been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Through your survey participation, we were able to capture your ideas, experiences, and recommendations in a technical report and policy brief that led to a Congressional briefing.
We are now inviting you to take part in a follow-up study about school social work during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Purpose of the study:
The purpose of the study is to learn about your schools and experiences following COVID-19 school closures and during the current academic year.
School social workers form a vital component in mental health and preventative service provision to children in schools across the United States, and schools (and school social workers) have had to adjust to this new reality of post-COVID school practice.
Yet little is known about the current state of school social work practice, and how schools are adapting to post-COVID safety, climate, and trauma.
This project will incorporate new survey research on school social worker experiences to inform administrators, practitioners, and policymakers as schools continue to recover from COVID.
It is our hope that you will assist us in our efforts to gain a solid national picture of school social worker experiences this academic year—and in doing so, assist our profession in clarifying and expressing the value of what we are doing right now to support our schools.
Got Questions?
If you have questions about how the survey data will be used or about the security plan we have in place to protect the identity and personal information of your involvement, please contact [email protected] 
Thank you for your support! 
- Scott Carchedi, SSWN Co-Founder
- Ron Avi Astor, Principal Investigator, School Social Work Survey Project, and Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

 

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