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Latest News:

Coming up on July 11th:


Plan to be in Lexington in July to participate in our first KASSW Legislative Summit. 



It will be held at 2010 Leestown Road (Leestown Middle School) from 9-4. 


This will offer School Social Workers an opportunity to learn more about advocacy efforts for our profession. This event is free to KASSW members. 


Presentations will be made by Jamie Bloyd, MPA, Bloyd Consulting. Christy McCoy and Representative Cherlynn Stevenson will also be presenting. 


To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/4/BS93GGR 

Fall Conference Registration Is Open!



The Conference will occur on Friday, September 27th and will be at the Elkhorn Crossing School in Georgetown, KY.


We are also planning to add a t-shirt order form in the near future. The ordered t-shirts can be ordered and picked up at conference.

New Updates from Lori:

Hello and Happy Summer!


I hope everyone is enjoying the time off and staying dry! This has been one rainy summer, that is for sure. I have been using that time to clean out closets and catch up on my DVR.  Not the most exciting summer, but what I needed to do. 


I wanted to give you some updates about upcoming events and actions we have been taking at KASSW.

  • As of May 1st, KASSW has contracted with Jamie Bloyd, MPA to represent KASSW in Frankfort.   She has already met with Senator Max Wise along with myself and Janet Doss to begin working on the issues with Senate Bill 1.  
  • KASSW will have a table this year at the Kentucky Association for School Administrators conference in Louisville on July 17-19.  As part of our strategic plan, KASSW wants to be visible at key conferences that school administrators will be attending to provide information about school social workers.  If you are attending, please stop by and see us!
  • Nominations are open for treasurer and vice-president.  If you are interested in running, please contact me.
  • KASSW will have a table at the Fayette County SSPI July 24-25th.  Stop by and see us for chances to win a fun basket of goodies!

Resource: "Children Should Not Fear School."


The continuing rise of violence in education is an ongoing problem in this era. 



In this article Charles Lewis discusses how educators can help stop the fear our students carry into the classroom. Here.

Social Emotional Support For English Learners- Part 1


The population in the United States is projected to become more diverse over the next few years. 



It is crucial that educators across the nation become more culturally competent and sensitive to the students' backgrounds.

 

Mission Statement:

KASSW is committed to improving the quality of life and education for Kentucky's children by enhancing the professional development of school social workers.

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KASSW Board Members:

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President:  Lori Vogel
Vice President:  Tish Brookins
Treasurer:  Bethany Dewsnap
Secretary:  Melinda McClung
Newsletter/Media:  Karen Guffey 
Past President:  Tina Johnson
Jefferson:  Brooke Burd
Eastern:  Shawn Crump
Bluegrass:  Jennifer Brown
Northern:  Amber Onkst
Southern:  Rebecca Oliver
Publicity: N/A
Midwest:  Lori Lazari
Grants:  Jacob Eads
Conference:  Lori Magness
UK:  Janet Doss
U of L:  Dr. Andy Frey