ACSSW Project Connect - University Outreach

   The American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW) was founded in June of 2009 to bridge the gap between research and practice, with emphasis on developing and strengthening practice and leadership skills of school social workers.   In an effort to bridge this gap, commencing in the fall of 2012 ACSSW launched  a concentrated effort designed to connect university schools of social work and their students with professional resources and services provided by ACSSW and vice versa.

ACSSW Project Connect Strategies

Here’s what we’ll do for you & your students:

  • Provide a link to your school of social work on the ACSSW website -  & help promote awareness of your MSW program and doctoral program if you have one.
  • Advertise job openings within your department of social work in our weekly e-newsletter SchoolSocialWorkNOW - currently disseminated to over 3,000 subscribers across the United States and several foreign countries.
  • Provide you with a subscription to our weekly e-newsletter. See examples of past e-newsletter, SchoolSocialWorkNOW, on the ACSSW website under Journals & Articles - E-News.
  • Invite you to participate in National Conference Calls with ACSSW and Project Connect Members to share strategies to bridge the research/practice gap and how to enhance leadership skills of school social workers.
  • Promote awareness regarding school social work related research studies and results conducted   by your professional staff and students. We will also “get-the-word-out” about opportunities for school social work practitioners to participate in related research study activities currently in process by your staff or students.
  • Provide information to your social work students regarding ACSSW professional resources and services including the opportunity for your students to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for 6 weeks at no cost.
  • Keep you and your students abreast of our national professional development events including notifications of related Call for Proposals to present at ACSSW events.

Simple... yet powerful!

Help bridge the gap between

research & practice today!

Become a Partner in ACSSW's Project Connect - University Outreach

Project Connect Application

Project Connect Flyer

ACSSW 2018-19 Annual Report

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Susan Elswick, EdD, MSSW

ACSSW Project Connect Coordinator

American Council for School Social Work

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