IN THE NEWS…

CRISIS RESPONSE RESOURCE

Disaster Distress Helpline………………….….800/985-5990

  • Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Spanish text: “Hablanos” to 66746
  • TTY hearing impaired call  800/846-8517
  •  A 24/7 national counseling hotline
  • Provides immediate assistance for those in psychological distress by natural disasters, mass violence, tragedies and traumatic events
  •  Confidential
  •  Multi-lingual
  • Sponsored  by  the  Substance  Abuse  &  Mental  Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

PARENT RESOURCES FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION

  • Parent Toll Free Helpline
    *855/DRUGFREE (855/378-4373)
    *Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
    *provides assistance from parent specialists for parents dealing with teens with substance abuse problems
  • Parent Guide: How to Talk to Your Kids
    About Drugs & Alcohol
    *844/7466719
    *www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents
  •  Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Talking and What to Say to
    Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    *www.drugfree.org/download/parent-talk-kit
  •  Partnership for a Drug Free Kids
    *www.drugfree.org

…………UPDATES

NOVEMBER OBSERVANCES

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month


National Runaway Prevention Month

 

National Adoption Awareness Month

 

National American Heritage Month

 

National Epilespsy Month



American Diabetes Month

Child Safety Prevention Month

 

DAY OBSERVANCES

National Adoption Day

 

World Peace Day

 


Universal Children’s Day

 

World Diabetes Day

 

White Ribbon Day (stop the violence)

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Benefits of Joining the VA SSW

ABOUT US

School Social Work is a specialty area of the social work profession that connects home, school and community. School Social Work uses a holistic approach focusing on the student’s environment and resiliency, as well as providing supports for students and families to promote school success.
LEARN MORE

il_fullxfull.370650837_5jdq

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in VA SSW is proof of commitment to the importance of social work within our schools.We encourage all who believe that children are our future and that our schools have a tremendous impact upon young lives to join VA SSW.

LEARN MORE

CONTACT US

Got questions? We’d like to get you directly in contact with the best person to answer them. The entire board of VA SSW is here to serve you and further the VA SSW mission.

LEARN MORE