Welcome to the School Social Work Department
Why do schools need school social workers?
Children today are increasingly victims of many social forces that negatively
affect their role as students. The family is in a state of change and until it
becomes stabilized, in whatever form, children's unmet physical and emotional
needs will continue to interfere with their ability to learn and adjust in school.
(School Social Work Association of America)
NC School Social Work Vision Statement
To create nurturing relationships with students that embrace students' academic achievement and personal success as globally productive citizens in the 21st century. We utilize leadership, advocacy and collaboration to promote overall academic success by
providing services that strengthen home, school and community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning.
SSW Colleagues (past & present)
Promoting Positive Change
School Social Work Association of America
For those who do not feel heard...school social workers listen.
For those who have unmet needs...school social workers advocate.
For those who feel marginalized...school social workers empower.
School Social Workers make positive change!
CCS Social Work
Amy Jewell, LCSW
School Social Work & Mental Health Coordinator
CCS Education Center
4401 Old Airport Rd.
Concord, NC 28025
Famous Dates in History
1/1: Emancipation Proclamation
Today we celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation! On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln declared that all persons held as slaves would be freed. While it’s an exciting day to remember in our country’s history, it’s just as important to remember that not all slaves were freed in the U.S. on this day. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865 (now celebrated as Juneteenth) that slavery was ended across the Confederacy as troops rode into Galveston, Texas.
1/4: Louis Braille’s Birthday-National Braille Day
Louis Braille, a French educator, created a system of reading and writing for those who are visually impaired. Today, the system, known simply as “braille,” is the world’s most popular tactile reading and writing system. It’s largely the same today as it was when Louis Braille created it.
1/14: Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival that’s dedicated to the Hindu religious sun god Surya. It is often celebrated with morning prayer followed by kite games and competitions.
1/16: World Religion Day
The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony. Through a variety of events held around the globe, followers of every religion are encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have.
1/17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates one of the greatest American leaders of the civil rights movement. He was a Baptist Minister and activist who helped to advocate for African Americans before he was assassinated. Celebrate this day by educating yourself on Black history, supporting Black-owned businesses and with online diversity training.
1/24: International Day of Education
In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming January 24th as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The adoption of the resolution 73/25 “International Day of Education”, co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other Member States, demonstrated the unwavering political will to support transformative actions for inclusive, equitable and quality education for all.
1/27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
This day was created by the United Nations to remember the approximately 6 million Jewish men, women, and children murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Commemorating the war helps you to develop knowledge and awareness of genocide and war. Consider heading to your local library and picking out a book about the Holocaust on this day
*Although we do our best to include as many memorable dates as possible, this is not an all-inclusive list.