June 17 - 18, 2020



     Recognized Experts 

Register now for two days of interactive presentations and engaging speakers at the next annual ACSSW National School Social Work Institute June 17-18, 2020, in Los Angeles.

From the heart of Los Angeles, home to the second-largest public school district in the United States, learn nationwide best practices as we discuss how to build resilience through our work with students. Up to 12 continuing education units will be available.

Keynote Speaker:  Kris Mohandie, PhD

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a police and forensic psychologist with over twenty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He has worked in field responses and case investigations for local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations including LAPD’s Threat Management Unit and SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Team.

He regularly consults on workplace violence, extreme violence, college and university and K-12 school violence, stalking, and threat cases in the private and public sector through his company Operational Consulting International, Inc. His book, School Violence Threat Management, came out in 2000 and is now in its second printing. Dr. Mohandie regularly trains and consults to schools and universities throughout North America after developing a model school violence threat management program.

Conference Hotel:  Omni Los Angeles

Reserve your room today at Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Sitting atop Bunker Hill, the Omni features luxurious accommodations and modern conveniences. Reflecting the sophistication of downtown Los Angeles, amenities include an outdoor heated lap pool, spa services, fitness center and two highly-rated restaurants, Grand Café and Noe Restaurant & Bar.

ACSSW discounted rates are $215 for one to four persons.

  • Click here to access the discount link.
  • You may also call 1.800.THE.OMNI (843-6664) and reference the American Council for School Social Work.

The negotiated rate is available through Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until all rooms are reserved within the block, whichever comes first.

Workshops to be Announced Soon

Workshop presentations will fall under these three umbrellas:

  1. ACES in action/how it is being applied in our field currently, tools that relate to ACES, developments in this field of study
  2. Trauma-informed best practices which can be utilized in the school setting
  3. Self-care and role sustainability

Other proposals that are the basis for trauma-informed care such as opioid addiction, sexual harassment, witnessing violence, and other types of trauma which may be overlooked as being traumatic, were also encouraged.

We thank the 31 individuals who submitted their workshop proposals. Presentation proposals will be reviewed and accepted or declined by ACSSW by January 15, 2020. Presenters will be requested to confirm their plans to present within two weeks following acceptance of their proposal. Accepted presenters are eligible for discounted registration fees.  Presenters who are only able to attend the Institute at the time of their presentation will not be charged a registration fee.

American Council for School Social Work

Official Webpage  • http://www.SchoolSocialWorkNOW.org

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