June 17 - 18, 2020


National School Social Work Institute

       Registration opens soon.

      Recognized Experts 


Join us for two days of interactive presentations and engaging speakers at the next annual ACSSW National Institute. 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.

Submit Your Proposal:  Deadline Dec. 1

Workshop presentations are currently being accepted. ACSSW is looking for proposals that 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

Proposals must be submitted no later than December 1, 2019. Presentation proposals will be reviewed and accepted or declined by ACSSW by January 10, 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.

Learn More

American Council for School Social Work

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

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