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Letter from the President

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! Whether it is your 1st year in the District or your 30th - there is always a level of excitement with starting a new year - new students, new goals, and new opportunities.


I am excited to take on the role of the President of SSWAN for this year. I was able to learn from some great women ahead of me and I have big goals for this school year. Many of you may remember LB 998, the Bill that would have put Social Workers in each of the ESU’s in Nebraska. We were disappointed when the Bill was vetoed back in April by Governor Ricketts. However, that sparked a burgeoning relationship between SSWAN, the Nebraska School Psychologists Association (NSPA), and the Nebraska School Counselor Association (NSCA) to be one voice in advocating for mental health supports in the Districts across the state of Nebraska.


Within our own organization, we are looking for new and exciting ways to recognize and honor our members. We are also increasing our publicity strategies to make our profession and organization more visible across the state. With this, we have taken it upon ourselves to start building a working database of School Social Workers across the state, as well as those with their MSW or LMHP working in a non-school social work position.


Feel free to peruse the site, follow us on Facebook, and reach out to any of the Board Members if you have any questions about SSWAN or School Social Work. We look forward to hearing from you!


                                                                             - Emily Arkfeld  

Bellevue Public Schools










 

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