About us

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach and how we live." 
Jane Addams

Our Mission

   The School Social Work Association of Nebraska is dedicated to promoting the profession of School Social Work and the professional development of School Social Workers in order to enhance the educational experience of students and their families.

Our Goals
    Promote service delivery models that will empower children, families, schools and communities to be effective participants in the learning process. - Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with various local, state and national associations, organizations and educational institutions for the purpose of meeting the needs of children and families. - Stimulate the development and effective delivery of School Social Work Services - Encourage and facilitate the educational and professional growth of School Social Workers.

School Social Workers... 

 Help students to:
Cope in times of crisis 
Access mental health services 
Become resilient and successful learners 
Gain personal and social competencies

Support parents to:
Effectively participate in their child's education
Understand their child's development 
and educational needs
Access school and community resources
Strengthen parenting skills
 Work with school administrators to:
Implement effective prevention programs and policies which address:

School attendance
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Teen pregnancy
Suicide & sudden death
Child abuse/ Neglect
School safety
Mental Health Services

Subpages (1): History of SSWAN