The Voice of the Social Work Profession
OASW and its School Social Work Advisory Group hosted the 36th annual School Social Work Symposium, Reimagining Wellness as a School Social Worker, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, online.
Through an interview-style discussion, Minaa B. will share her expertise on community care and collective healing for school social workers. Minaa will share tools and practices for how school social workers can effectively practice community care, be an ally and be proactive in their anti-racism journey to support colleagues and students. Minaa B. is a social worker, writer, author of Owning our Struggles, and is the founder of Minaa B consulting. Her work is rooted in teaching people how to cultivate self-care and self-advocacy through boundaries and community care.
Join experienced social worker, trauma therapist, consultant and educator Karine Silverwoman for a workshop exploring themes of vicarious trauma, self care and trauma-informed practice from a social justice lens. We will reflect on strategies to sustain ourselves in the work, deepen our understand of trauma informed practice and will explore meaningful ways to care for ourselves and others from a micro, mezzo and macro lens.
OASW and its School Social Work Advisory Group have compiled a selection of related resources to help participants continue their learning.
Opening Ceremony and Remarks
Minaa B., Social Worker, Writer, Author of Owning our Struggles, and Founder of Minaa B. Consulting
Peace of Mind: How OASW and PROLINK Can Support Social Workers
Carol Soares, Gabriella D’Ambrosio, Derrick Leue and Jill Hegney
Workshop | Strategies for Collective Care in School Social Work
Karine Silverwoman, Social Worker, Therapist, Consultant, Educator and Personal Trainer
Award Presentation and Remarks: 2023 School Social Work Achievement Award
Closing Ceremony and Remarks
Note: Program is subject to change. Additional program details will be added as they are confirmed.
Learn more about our expert speakers and the experiences they bring to the table.
Thank you to all members of our School Social Work Advisory Committee for sharing your expertise and insights to help make this critical event a success: