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Your invite to SSW Tools 2.0 is here!

Your invite to SSW Tools 2.0 is here!
By Scott Carchedi • Issue #11 • View online
Hey School Social Workers -
📢 Exciting news!
The next version of our free time study tool, SSW Tools 2.0, is ready for beta testing and we’re giving our newsletter subscribers first access. 😊
While we’re in beta, we’ll be collecting feedback 💬 and squashing any bugs 🐞 with the goal of officially launching at the start of next school year.
Take SSW Tools 2.0 for a spin, and let us know if you hit any bumps along the way.
Ready to get started?
👉🏼 Register here (it’s free)

Overview of SSW Tools 2.0:
SSW Tools Beta 2.0 - Video Sneak Peek
SSW Tools Beta 2.0 - Video Sneak Peek
What’s new in version 2.0?
  • Google Calendar integration to copy events into the system
  • Ability to tailor the app to your needs by creating custom work types and turning off system work types you don’t need
  • User profile area to manage your account information

What SSW Tools is for?
SSW Tools helps school social workers and other school-based mental health professionals with:

  • Communicating what you do with administrators and stakeholders by tracking your work tasks and generating reports.
  • Advocating for your workload and role through showing how your time is spent, demonstrating the need for additional resources, or advocating for a better alignment of your role and assigned duties. 
  • Reflecting on your practice by understanding how your time is spent and gain insight into changes you can make to become more efficient, effective and less overwhelmed.

What SSW Tools is NOT for?
SSW’s are busy people and we don’t want to waste your time, so here are a few things that SSW Tools is NOT designed for:

  • Storing sensitive student information in the form of session notes, progress notes, assessments, etc. While SSW Tools is fully encrypted, it is not HIPPA compliant.
  • Monitoring activities of SSW’s by administrators. SSW Tools was designed to be used by individual practitioners and not as a compliance or monitoring tool for administrators.


Want to learn more about how collecting information about your work tasks can help your practice:
Here are a handful of articles from the SSWN Blog that we’ve published about this topic:
How Data Became An Essential Part Of My SSW Self-Care Plan
How School Social Workers Can Use A Time Study To Enhance Their Effectiveness
SSWN Open Access 2020: It’s About Time--Initial Findings From a Feasibility Study of a Time-Study Tool for School Social Workers in Michigan | SSWN
Workload Versus Caseload: Changing the Conversation | SSWN
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