LSU School of Social Work Co-Sponsoring Conference in New Orleans

01/27/2015 09:49 AM

BATON ROUGE – With more than 150 social workers in attendance from across the U.S., the American Council for School Social Work, or ACSSW, Institute is working to make our schools better places for children. The LSU School of Social Work, Tulane University and the University of Southern California are co-sponsors for the conference, being held Jan. 26-27 at Tulane University’s Lavin Bernick Center in New Orleans.

The conference, titled “Standing Up for Children’s Mental Health in Schools,” features keynote speaker Stephen Sroka of Case Western University, an expert and speaker on school violence and bullying. Joanne Cashman, Director of the IDEA Partnership National Association of State Directors of Special Education, will speak on Tuesday. Cashman is advancing a new, cutting-edge model of leadership.


The ACSSW is celebrating the powerful impact school social workers have on students, families, schools, and communities as they Stand Up for Children’s Mental Health in Schools. By virtue of its specialized training and perspective, school social workers are uniquely positioned to provide advocacy and leadership in school mental health services and other educational supports. Institute workshops will highlight the diversity of individual, small group and systematic needs school social workers are prepared to serve.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015