Your Voice Matters

Welcome to KSSWA's advocacy page!  Here you can make a difference, because your voice matters for your students, for your school, and your profession.  Below you will find resources to help in your advocacy efforts.  However the most impact we can have is if all School Social Workers join together with a unifying voice across the state.  School Social Workers need to be the ones dictating what the profession is and can be.  As School Social Workers we know and see the influence we can have on a student, family, and educational system.  It is only with your support that we can advocate and grow this profession at the state level to impact even more.  Collectively our voice is powerful and can make change happen.  So please join with us to create one collective voice for School Social Workers across the State of Kansas.  

Advocacy Goals

1. Advocate for the social, emotional, and educational well-being of children and families

2. Increase the profession of School Social Work in Kansas 

2018 Legislative Agenda

 

Here is our 2018 Legislative AgendaWe are currently working on the 2019 Legislative Agenda. If you would like to be a part of this process please contact us.  Clicking on the link will take you directly to our two page document which gives KSSWA's goals and priorities that will help with impacting legislation for School Social Workers across Kansas. If nothing else use the first page to inform and educate your legislators, school or community about the impact School Social Workers have. It is our voices not only individually but united together that makes a difference for the children and families we serve.

Contact Your Legislators

If you are wondering who represents you please go to the "Kansas State Legislature".  On the left hand side of the page you will see a tab called "Find Your Legislator".  You can enter your address here to find who it is that represents your district.  Legislators usually welcome any contact with constituents, so please email, call or even invite them to your school to further that relationship.    


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Resources for Advocating


Letter-to-Legislator-from-you.doc This is a letter to help you communicate with your legislator.
 Letter-to-School-Administrators.doc This is a letter to let a school administrator know about school social work.

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