Back in May 2021, The National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter (NASW-CA) partnered with the California Association of School Workers (CASSW) to host Justice Through Behavioral Health Services for Black-Youth, a two-part webinar series that featured two topical events: Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health in 2021 and Clinical Conversations about Race and Racism with Black students presented by Dr. Kimani Norrington-Sands, PhD and Dr. Allen Lipscomb, LCSW, PsyD, respectively. In the ensuing months, we have worked together with CASSW on this Back to School Practice Brief.
With the new school year approaching, more readjustments, and school re-openings, we hope to equip Social Workers with some tools to better serve those most impacted during these times. This practice brief outlines considerations and resources for school-based providers. We share this two-page brief full of resources and valuable information for you to use and share with colleagues now that the school year begins across the state.