School Social Work in North Carolina* These PowerPoint slides are designed to help social workers prepare presentations for those interested in knowing more about school social work practice: educators, administrators, school board members, county commissioners, community members, students, parents, and others. It should serve as a guide. You have permission to use the presentation as is or to adapt it to better meet your needs. If you modify this material, please give credit to the UNC-CH School of Social Work for developing the original Power Point presentation. You will find it helpful to support the presentation with anecdotes, case summaries, and personal experiences from your own schools and practice. When this program was first presented to the Joint Education Oversight Committee of the NC Legislature, a parent and a principal shared their experiences about our profession and the impact we had on individual students, parents and programs. Several school social workers also provided examples of their work and the challenges they face in daily practice. These comments greatly enriched the slides, just as you can do by adding your own experiences and view points. Let me know if I can assist your school social work program. Sincerely, Gary L. Shaffer, Ph.D. School Social Work Coordinator UNC-CH School of Social Work 919-962-6436 Gary_Shaffer@unc.edu/ or firstname.lastname@example.org *Myrna Miller, MSW, JD, then with the NASW-NC, helped develop the first version of this presentation in 2001.