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 13.5 continuing education units will be available.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a police and forensic psychologist with over twenty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. Author of School Violence Threat Management, Dr. Mohandie regularly trains and consults to schools and universities throughout North America after developing a model school violence threat management program.

Lakeside NeuroLogic® Initiative experts Joshua MacNeill, MEd, program director and author of 101 Brain Breaks & Brain Based Educational Activities, and Kathy Van Horn, MEd, Executive Vice President of Lakeside, licensed psychologist, and part-time professor of school counseling.

Dr. Audra Langley is an associate professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Director of Training for the Trauma Services Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools. As chair of the NCTSN School Committee for seven years, she has worked to disseminate and tailor trauma-informed services in schools and for special populations.

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.

Workshop Presentations

In line with our conference theme, Building Trauma-Informed Schools And Communities, our more than 30 workshops will address:   

  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

See the full list of workshops.

American Council for School Social Work

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

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