Candice Highfield of Hempfield School District was honored at this year's PASSWP conference
Dr. Chris Adams, Assistant Superintendent from Hempfield School District, surprised Candice when he spoke of her career accomplishments and presented her with the Award for School Social Worker / Home and School Visitor of the Year. Read more here.
Some of our "Favorite Things"
There is a lot of good work going on in schools and communities across Pennsylvania - and that was proven at the "A Few of Our Favorite Things" workshop led by Chris Rich, LCSW, at the recent PASSWP conference! Home and school visitors and school social workers alike shared strategies, interventions, and ideas that they are using in districts throughout the state to help students achieve in school. Here is a compilation of their work.
Interested in being a part of state and national organizations that support school social workers??
PASSWP is working in collaboration with the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) to offer a dual membership at a discounted rate! Go to www.sswaa.org for more information. If you decide to join both, please contact us for the special code that you need when you register on the SSWAA website. If you have any difficulties with this process, you may also contact Pia Houseal-Allport for assistance.
EMPOWERMENT & SELF-EFFICACY IN THE WORKPLACE
A vast number of studies have assessed these characteristics in the general population of social-work practitioners. However, school social workers represent a gap in existing related literature. Kathy Minnich, Doctoral Candidate at Walden University and practicing School Social Worker, believes that her research will fill that gap by providing insight into the experiences of specifically school social workers that are related to empowerment and self-efficacy within the workplace.
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