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17th National School Social Work Conference: 2014
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March 19 - 22, 2014

Westin Michigan Avenue
909 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


The 17th National School Social Work Conferencesm was held in the windy city of Chicago where the weather changed daily!  We were thrilled to have Dr. Charles Payne as our Opening Keynote speaker  addressing "Urban School Reform: Going at the Thing Backward” and Annette Johnson as our inspiring Closing Keynote Speaker addressing: “The School Social Worker at the table: Advancing: Social and Emotional Learning through Collaborations and Partnerships”.  Armed with new strategies, insights, research based findings, materials, curriculum and resources; school social workers returned to their schools re-energized to address the many barriers to students’ learning.   Again If you weren’t able to join us, don’t miss out next year. Mark your calendar and start saving your pennies for SSWAA's 18th National School Social Work Conferencesm  in Nashville, April 15-18, 2015.  

Conference Hotel Information

The conference was held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel.  The Westin Michigan Avenue,  located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping. We are also within walking distance to the midwest's most popular tourist and leisure destinations, Navy Pier. Get immersed in the unique culture of Chicago and let The Westin Michigan Avenue transcend your next visit to the Windy City. 

2014 Conference Documents:

2014 Conference Brochure    Contains full workshop details

2014 Conference Program   Program provided to all attendees

2014 Conference Handouts  

Keynote Presentations

Dr. Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago
                    "Urban School Reform: Going at the Thing Backward”

Myrna Mandlawitz, Director, SSWAA Governmental Relations, Libby Nealis, Director, SSWAA Advocacy and Policy & Doug Spohn, SSWAA Legislative Chair
                    “Big Shoes to Fill: SSWAA's National Footprint”

Annette Johnson, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work
                    “The School Social Worker at the table:  Advancing: Social and Emotional Learning through Collaborations and Partnerships”

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