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World Suicide Prevention Day - Sept 10th, 2019
Published on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019

For nearly two decades, WSPD has brought the need for suicide awareness and prevention to the world spotlight. Suicide can affect anyone: each day in Canada, about 11 people will end their lives and 210 will attempt suicide. Each of these deaths impacts many others, leaving friends, families, and communities bereaved.
 
Find out more about the day and what you can do to help in this downloadable release

Presidents message
Published on Thursday, 5 September, 2019

 
 
 
 

Social Workers & Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund
Published on Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

Just an FYI to our members, the Social Workers & Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund is a resource that can provide up to $500 annually for active Social and Social Service workers in the field. Check out this page for more details. 

Attendance counsellor course
Published on Monday, 25 February, 2019

We're happy to announce that an attendance counsellor course will be held in Midhurst, Ontario on July 11th and 12th. Stayed tuned for more details as they come available!

School absenteeism can set off troubling chain of events
Published on Friday, 8 February, 2019

Absenteeism is a reliable predictor of future life difficulties. As this CBC article discusses, poor attendance is linked to substance abuse and reduced career opportunities, creating a kind of domino effect that will adversely effect a student's entire life. 

N.L. students are missing 'staggering' amount of school - Report
Published on Friday, 8 February, 2019

A new report by the Newfoundland and Labrador Office of the Child and Youth Advocate reveals an epidemic of student absenteeism with many students missing more than 10% of the school year.
Find out more in this CBC article about the report.

President's Christmas message
Published on Monday, 24 December, 2018

The year has quickly come to an end and as we look towards the New Year I trust that each of you will have time for quiet reflection over the holiday season, moments to spend with those you love, and our profound thanks and gratitude for all of the work you undertake every day in ensuring that the youth you work with continue to be connected to caring adults. These relationships ensure both student success and overall mental health and well being.

Join Us at Our Annual Conference
Published on Sunday, 23 December, 2018

Join us in June for our Annual Conference.  Learn practical intervention strategies for working with non-attending youth. Information regarding the enrollment register and collegial networking.

Welcome to our New Website and Logo
Published on Saturday, 22 December, 2018

Our New Website and logo which represents the diverse youth we support in our roles as Attendance Counsellors and School Social Workers is an exciting pathway for our membership to be involved with the many changes in legislation which impacts the work we do.  It allows for online registrations to upcoming courses, the annual conference, and features real time interactions with other members from across the province.  PSAC:  Christine Riedel, Ministry of Education 14163277980
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