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Results of 2016 survey2016 International Survey of School Social Work

Newsletter june 2021. A year of global grief, loss and trauma, School social work has a mission to restore children´s well being. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter may 2021. Some Discussion about School Social Work in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyn Th Ngc Bích, MSW, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
Newsletter april 2021. The history of School Social Work. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter march 2021. Social Work and School Social Work in Vietnam: A Brief View. Mr. Le Chi An, Deputy Director, Institute of Social Security and Community Development
Newsletter february 2021. My Career Journey Working for School Children in Sri Lanka, Part 2. Sanjeeva de Mel, Coordinator of the Social Work Unit of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Executive Director of SERVE
Newsletter january 2021. My Career Journey Working for School Children in Sri Lanka. Sanjeeva de Mel, Coordinator of the Social Work Unit of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Executive Director of SERVE
Newsletter december 2020. Mission Accomplished: The Establishment of the “National School Social Work License System” in South Korea. Jin-Hyung Bae, President of the Korean Society of School Social Work; So-Youn Park, Committee Chair of International Exchange of the Korean Society of School Social Work
Newsletter november 2020. Minority counsellors in Norway – helping youth to decide about one’s own life. Marta Oltedal Lyngstad, Minoritetsrådgiver (minority counsellor) at IMDi
Newsletter october 2020. Riding the Waves during the Pandemic. Kyunghyun Park, President of KASSW from 2004 – 2008, Director of Education and Society, Korea
Newsletter september 2020. Social Workers Stepping into the Frontline in South African Schools. Ms. M. Jordaan, Head of Support at Maranatha Christian School; Dr. M. Vergottini, Chief Social Worker, Grey College Primary School, Bloemfontein; Ms. C. Hennessy, social worker at Willowmoore High School and SOWLE, a school for children with special needs
Newsletter august 2020. A True Story: My name is Teddy Bear. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter july 2020. School Social Work is Essential. The recent World Conference of IFSW (International Federation of Social Workers), Marion Huxtable
Newsletter june 2020. Back to School: Slow and Steady, Marion Huxtable
Newsletter may 2020 – Special issue. School Social Work Services in China under the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Zhou Yuduo, Project Director of School Social Work Services, Qichuang Social Work Services Center; Sabrina Shuping Wang, Instructor I of Social Work and Social Administration Programme (SWSA); Charles Tong-Lit LEUNG, Assistant Professor, and Convener of Final Year Project of SWSA, Beijing, Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College
Newsletter may 2020. School Social Work in Korea. Now Kyunghyun Park, (ex-president of KASSW, executive director of Education & Society)
Newsletter april 2020. School is Closed, but Learning Continues. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter march 2020. Management of School Attendance in England. Sara Griffiths, National Attendance Lead for a Large Multi Academy Trust
Newsletter february 2020. Healing and Educating the Children of Burundi. Ngabo Leonce, Founder & Director of Sonship Burundi
Newsletter january 2020. Social worker in schools in the Republic of Serbia – the missing link? Jovana Škorić, Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad, Serbia
Newsletter december 2019. The Establishment of the Asia Network of School Social Work (ANSSW). Koji Kadota (Fukuoka Association of School Social Workers in Japan), Kyunghyun Park (Korea Association of School Social Workers), Min-Yu Liao (Taiwan Association of School Social Work), Wong Yuh Ju Peace (National University of Singapore)
Newsletter november 2019. How to Get Help to School Children … Turkey, Ontario, Nord Carolina, Virginia, Czech Republic. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter october 2019. A Reflection on Experiences in a School Social Work Placement: Relationship Building at a School System in China, Shirley Hengfeng XIAO, Graduate of the Bachelor Programme of SWSA, UIC; Charles Tong-Lit Leung, Assistant Professor cum Fieldwork Supervisor of Social Work and Social Administration Programme (SWSA), Beijing Normal University- Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC)
Newsletter september 2019. School Social Work in Western Australia: The International School Social Work Conference as Activism, Karen McDavitt, Field Education Academic Lead, Edith Cowan University
Newsletter august 2019. Write an article that reaches 80 countries. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter july 2019. The State of the World’s Education, The Right to Education. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter june 2019. A Study of Parental Hostile Communication against Primary School Teachers: Experience from Croatia, Gordana Berc, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work and Jelena Valjavec, social worker, Center for Social Welfare, Dugo Selo
Newsletter may 2019. A Mental Health Service for Schools: Partnership between the School of Social Work and Local Schools. Vivien Villaverde, MS SW, PPSC, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Field Education Department of Children, Youth and Families, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California (USC)
Newsletter april 2019. What School Social Work is like in Finland. Heta Puronen, school social worker (kuraattori), Helsinki Education Division, Secondary Education, Student Welfare Services
Newsletter march 2019. The development of school social work in Vietnam. Nguyễn Hiệp Thương, PhD and Nguyễn Thu Hà, MSW, Faculty of Social Work, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
Newsletter february 2019. The goals of the International Network. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter january 2019. School Social Work Needs Assessment Continued. Establishing school social work is still needed in Botswana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Albania, Macedonia, Turkey. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter december 2018. A Global Needs Assessment for School Social Work. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter november 2018. What School Social Work is Like in the United States. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter october 2018. 77. International School Social Work Conference, Beijing, august 24 through 27, program focused on “Global Endeavour, Holistic care, Better Future”
Newsletter september 2018. Child Protection and School Social Work at the American International School Vietnam. Wes Thompson, Associate Director of Student Services, American International School Vietnam
Newsletter august 2018. The Well-Being of Students. A report from PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter july 2018. A Role for School Social Workers in International Schools. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter june 2018. Friendship between Korean and Japanese school social workers. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter may 2018. Advocating for School Social Work and Children Across the Globe. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, SSWAA Board Member, University Relations Associate Professor, Dominican University
Newsletter april 2018. Bullying in German Schools: The School Social Work Role. Kathrin Beck (University of Eastern Finland)
Newsletter march 2018. Increase Services, Build Awareness, Get Inspired! Kate Amerson, Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas, USA
Newsletter february 2018. The Status of School Social Work Around the World. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter january 2018. Students Care Service and School Social Work (Singapore). Melissa Ler-Lim
Newsletter december 2017. The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World, UNICEF report 2017. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter november 2017. How to Do It … Games, Stories and Books, Role Play and Sociodrama, Art, Puppets, Music, Dance and Movement, Technology. Marion Huxtable
Newsletter october 2017. What to read … from USA, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Mongolia, Japan, … Marion Huxtable
Newsletter september 2017. International Collaboration on School Social Work Research.
Varathagowry Vasudevan, Director of Training, National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka,
Osamu Kobayashi and Kazue Kanno, Associate Professors at the Department of Social Work, Tokai University, Japan
Newsletter august 2017. Thoughts on Teaching School Social Work in Sri Lanka. Subodini Herath
Newsletter july 2017. UNICEF: The Right to Education and School Social Work.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund.
It exists to defend the rights of every child, and works in 190 countries… , Marion Huxtable
Newsletter june 2017. In Vienna: Supporting pupils with school social work, plus prevention and guidance.
Günter Brus
Newsletter may 2017. Life well Lived.
Mental health is described by WHO as … a state of well-being … , Marion Huxtable
Newsletter april 2017. Dream Job or Nigthmare?
School social workers in Trinidad and Tobago. Protections for School Social Workers (US).
Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers (FO), Marion Huxtable
Newsletter march 2017. Dream Job: School Social Work (Germany), Traumberuf Schulsozialarbeit (Deutschland),
Marion Huxtable
Newsletter february 2017.
School Social Work in South Africa: Partner in Psycho-Social Support in Education,
Mollie Kemp
Newsletter january 2017. School Social Work in Western Australia, Karen McDavitt
Newsletter december 2016. “What do school social workers do? … in New York, UK, Connecticut, Germany, Nigeria”, Marion Huxtable
Newsletter november 2016. “Girls, School and Menstruation”, Marion Huxtable
Newsletter october 2016. “The Status of School Social Work in 2016”, Marion Huxtable
Newsletter september 2016. “How can you do homework when you don’t have a home?”, Anne McInerney, District Homeless Liaison, St. Paul Public Schools, Minnesota
Newsletter august 2016. “How to Improve the Attendance Rate and Reduce Chronic Absenteeism”, Marion Huxtable
Newsletter july 2016.
 “Introduction to the Development of School Social Work in Mainland China”, Charles Tong-Lit Leung, Director of Organizational Development, Xinleyuan Social Work Services Center (Canton); Investigator, the Centre for Third Sector Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Newsletter june 2016.
 “UNICEF has released The State Of The World’s Children 2016, A Fair Chance For Every Child.”
⇒ download:
Newsletter may 2016. “The Beginnings of School Social Work in Vietnam”
Newsletter april 2016. “The Impact of the Deep Economic Recession on Child Wellbeing in Greece”
Newsletter march 2016. “Development of School Social Work Curriculum in Sri Lanka.”
Newsletter february 2016. “School Social Work Around the Aegean”
“A New Horizon in Turkey”
“Changing Names in Bulgaria”
“Social Work for Special Needs in Greece”
“The Republic of Macedonia”
“2016 School Social Work Survey”
Newsletter january 2016. “School Social Work is a Vital Resource in the United States” by Anne McInerney, President of the SSWAA.
Newsletter december 2015. “A New Web Site for U. S. School Social Work History and Literature” by Randy Fisher.
⇒ see [no more available since july 2018]: A non-profit site with no charges and no fees for downloading the resources. This site is not affiliated with any association, university or publisher. Randy A. Fisher is a retired school social work practitioner with over 30 years experience. He was the first SSWAA President and later the first executive director.
Newsletter november 2015.
 “Child well-being in rich countries:
A comparative overview from UNICEF Office of Research”
⇒ see report/overview: 
Newsletter october 2015. “School Social Work in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)”
Newsletter september 2015. “Child Endangerment in Germany: Facts and Responsibilities”
Newsletter august 2015. “Promoting Mental Health in Schools”
Newsletter july 2015. “Training for school Social Work in Vietnam”
“A course in skolski socijalni radnik at the University of Zagreb”
“Establishing school social work in South Africa”
“School social work in needed in Barbados”
“The 6th International School Social Work Conference, by Frederick Streeck”
Newsletter june 2015. “School Social Work In France: le service social en faveur des élèves”
Newsletter may 2015. “The Organization of School Social Work (Schulsozialarbeit) in Germany”
Newsletter april 2015. “What do school social workers do?” “New Zealand: Social Workers in Schools”
“Singapore: Ten schools to get officers trained in social work” “Saudi Arabia”
Newsletter march 2015. “School Social Work in Cyprus: prospects and challenges.”
Newsletter february 2015.
 “Online School Social Work Handbooks”
… A Manual of School Social Work Practice in Minnesota, 22.09.2015
… Toolbox for New School Social Workers in North Carolina
… School Social Work Association of Sweden ⇒ A Guide for School Social Workers
… Practice Standards for School Social Workers in Australia

Newsletter january 2015. “School Social Workers Conference in Ulaan Baatar.”
Newsletter december 2014. “My Life in School, Dance and Social Work, Laos.”
Newsletter november 2014. “School Social Work in the State of Victoria, Australia.”
Newsletter october 2014. “School Social Workers and Hungry Students (in USA).”
“More School Social workers in the News (in USA).”
Newsletter september 2014. “School Social Workers Help Meet Students’ Basic Needs (in USA).”
Newsletter august 2014. “News from Iceland.”
Newsletter july 2014. “Current situation of school social work in Japan.”
Newsletter june 2014. “School Social Work in Asia.”
“Join us at the 6th International School Social Workers Conference!”
Newsletter may 2014. “School Social Work in Guyana.” “Schools in Jamaica need social workers.”
Newsletter april 2014. “Call for speakers – The 6th International Conference and School Social Work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.” “School Social Work in Canada.” “School Social Work in Germany.”
Newsletter march 2014. “A Snapshot of School Social Work in 2014”. Newsletter february 2014. “The Conference and School Social Work in Mongolia”.
Newsletter january 2014. “The International Network: Community for School Social Workers”.
Newsletter december 2013. “School social work behind the success of student achievement in Finnish schools”.
Newsletter november 2013. “The Miracle of Finnish schools – Some reasons behind the success”.
Newsletter october 2013. “School Attendance”.
Newsletter september 2013. “School Social Work and Children with Disabilities”.
Newsletter august 2013. “School Social Work is Progressing”.
Newsletter july 2013. “Where School Social Work is Needed Now”.
Newsletter june 2013. “The Diverse Field of School Social Work in Austria – a Situation Report”.
Newsletter may 2013. “School Community Development Project in Sri Lanka”.
Newsletter april 2013. “Social Work Perspectives: Lessons Learned From Two Years In Mongolia”.
Newsletter march 2013. “Dreams come true for a social worker in Laos:
From village schools to social work education”.
Newsletter february 2013. “School Social Work in Four Continents”.
Newsletter january 2013. “Status of School Social Work in Mongolia”.
Newsletter december 2012. “The 2012 International Survey of School Social Work”.
Newsletter november 2012. “School social work in China”. “Schulsozialarbeit in Switzerland”.
“Skolkurator in Sweden”.
Newsletter october 2012. “School Social Work and Educational Equity for Girls.”
Newsletter september 2012. “Schulsozialarbeit in Austria.” “Social Workers in Norway’s Schools.”
“School Social Work International Collaboration.”
Newsletter august 2012. “Schoolmaatschappelijkwerk in Curacao.” “School Social Work in Trinidad and Tobago.”
“School Social Work in South Africa.”
“Exploring the Viability of School-Based Support for Vulnerable Children.
A Case Study of Two Township schools in Johannesburg.”
Newsletter june 2012. “Snapshots of School Social Work Practice in the US.”
Newsletter may 2012. ” An Opportunity to Develop an International School Social Work Credential. M. Alvarez.”
Newsletter april 2012. “The 5th International School Social Work Conference, April 10-13 in Accra, Ghana.”
Newsletter march 2012. “Where social workers are needed in schools around the Pacific Rim.”
Newsletter february 2012. ” ERIC/CASS –
Educational Resources Information Center/Counseling and Student Services.”
Newsletter january 2012. “Water Cooler Conversations: Salaries and Working conditions.”
Newsletter december 2011. ““Trygg bruk”:
Norway’s School Campaign for Safe Internet Use (Press Release: 30 November 2011).”
Newsletter november 2011. “New Initiatives for International Collaboration in School Social Work.
Michelle Alvarez, Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU, M).”
Newsletter october 2011. “School Social Work in Finland.”
Newsletter september 2011. “GHANA BRAGS:
5th internationell School Social Work Conference to be in Accra, Ghana.”
Newsletter august 2011. “Once upon a time…”
Newsletter july 2011. “Education for All – A Role for School Social Workers.”
Newsletter june 2011. “School Social Work Initiatives on Three Continents.”
Newsletter may 2011. “School social work in Iceland. Guðrún Arinbjarnardóttir.”
Newsletter april 2011. “Helping the Newest New Yorkers and their Children Adjust to School. Daniela Pozzaglia”.
Newsletter march 2011. “Educating the children of Mongolia´s herding families. Erdenetsetseg Tserenpuu”.
Newsletter february 2011. ” School social work in France: Le service social scolaire. Margit Roser”.
Newsletter january 2011. Conference in Ghana 2012: “Ensuring quality education for all the world´s children”.
Newsletter december 2010. ” School social work to start in Hungary”,
“Reaching the Marginalized” and “Gapminder for a fact-based worldview”.
Newsletter november 2010. “A Timeline of School Social Work”.
Newsletter october 2010. ” KASSW (Korea Association of School Social Workers, had its
10th birthday on the 28th August.”
Newsletter august 2010. “School social work (Schulsozialarbeit) in Germany.”
Newsletter august 2010. “The International Network.”
Newsletter july 2010. “The International Journal of School Social Work (IJSSW).”
Newsletter may 2010. “School Social Work in Switzerland.”
Newsletter april 2010. “Major Steps in History of Hungarian Professional Association”.
Newsletter march 2010. “School Social Work in the United States”.
Newsletter february 2010. “Bouncing back from challenges”.
Newsletter january 2010. “School social work in Hungary – The Pécs Model”.
Newsletter december 2009. “Communicating with School Social Workers around the World”.
Newsletter november 2009. “Bullying: It’s More than Meets the Eye.”
Newsletter october 2009. “Infant Attachment and School Success: The biological link.”
Newsletter september 2009. “National Training for Education Social Workers in Mongolia.”
Newsletter august 2009. “The Role of the School Social Worker with Very Special Needs
Students in the New York City Department of Education.”
Newsletter july 2009. “The effect of school social work intervention on students refusing to
attend school in Japan.”
Newsletter may 2009. “My Professional and Personal Experience at the
4th International School Social Work Conference in New Zealand.”
Newsletter april 2009. “How do kids feel about visiting the school social worker?”
Newsletter march 2009. “School Social Workers in Liechtenstein” and “April Fools Day”.
Newsletter january 2009. “School Social Work makes progress in Guangzhou, People´s Republic of China”.
Newsletter december 2008. “School Social Work Associaton of America”.
Newsletter october 2008. “Children´s Rights and the School Social Work Role”.
Newsletter july 2008. “Seeing and understanding with photographs”.
Newsletter june 2008. Conference in New Zealand 2009.
Newsletter may 2008. “School Social Workers Celebrate 60 years of Service in Victoria, Australia.
Newsletter march 2008. Nigeria.
Newsletter january 2008. Mongolia. Japan.
Newsletter december 2007. Bulgaria.
Newsletter november 2007. The School Social Work Manual.
Newsletter october 2007. Czech Republic.
Newsletter september 2007. School Attendance.
Newsletter august 2007. Bullying in Japan.
Newsletter july 2007. Slovakia.
Newsletter june 2007. Japan. UCLA – USA. Norway.
Newsletter may 2007. Vietnam. China. USA.
Newsletter march 2007. Mauritius.
An overview of child well-being in rich countries – The UNICEF Innocenti Report Card Number 7 ( 2007 ) .

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