NASW-NJ LEGISLATIVE AGENDA:
In order to maintain high quality services in an educational setting, NASW-NJ advocates for:
- Certification of School Social Workers to require an MSW;
- Programs that support student mental health;
- Programs that support students rights to safety, such as anti-bullying, anti-discrimination, anti-drug, and that support the assignment of social workers to the position of Social/Emotional Learning Coordinator as is being piloted by the NJ-DOE; and
- Ensuring that students with special needs receive the appropriate supports and education in the least restrictive settings, even if self-contained or residential.