Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

June 8 Program

"School social workers and school reform: using inter-professional teams to change how schools interact with vulnerable students"

Tory Cox, LCSW, PPS, Clinical Associate Professor, USC
Assistant Director of Field Education, Director of VAC Field Education


Thursday, June 8, 2017


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB provides 1 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider unit to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

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Tory Cox, MSW, LCSW Tory Cox, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor, is the Assistant Director of Field Education and Director of the Virtual Academic Center’s Field Education program for USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is also a Vice Chair in the Community, Organization, and Business Innovations Department and the Lead of the COBI Fellowship in Social Innovation, which won the CSWE/SAGE 2016 Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. Since 2010, he has been an Academic Advisor and Field Liaison for MSW students, served as Field Coordinator for the Community, Organization, Planning and Administration and Social Work and Business in a Global Society concentrations, and taught Integrative Seminar and Leadership courses.
He recently co-edited the Oxford University Press text titled "School Social Work: National Perspectives on Practice in Schools" and is a contributing author to journals specializing in school-based social work. He is an Editorial Board member for NASW’s Children & Schools journal, the Past President of the California Association of School Social Workers, and the Treasurer for End Abuse, Long Beach (EALB), a child abuse and domestic violence prevention council in Long Beach, CA. In 2013, Prof. Cox received the Abuse Prevention Award from EALB and commendations from local, state, and federal legislators for his work in training future social workers. In 2010, Prof. Cox received the "Social Worker of the Year" award from NASW-CA's Region I, Long Beach Unit and “Most Inspirational Professor” for his work at the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach.
Previously, he was a school social worker for 13 years with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), serving as a Field Instructor for MSW student interns, among other duties, from Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, and Cal State Dominguez Hills social work programs. As the Lead School Social Worker for LBUSD from 2006-2010, he helped lead a team dedicated to prevention and intervention across the district through federally funded grant programs, community collaborations, attendance initiatives, and site-based direct practice.
In his social work career, Mr. Cox has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in private practice, a Director of the Stevenson/YMCA Community School in Long Beach, and a Foster Care Social Worker and Recreation Director for Ettie Lee Homes for Youth, a group home agency.

This presentation focuses on the role that school social workers play in societal systems of support for children, youth and families facing barriers to healthy social and academic development. Utilizing the text School Social Work: National Perspectives on Practice in Schools (2016) edited by Villarreal Sosa, Cox, and Alvarez, this presentation will serve as an information session designed to infuse an often-overlooked service provider into the matrix of human services: the school social worker (SSW). SSWs work in the context of inter-professional teams both within and outside of school systems in maintaining a safety net for all students.
New perspectives on the roles of school social workers and their importance as a resource for internal and external practitioners and stakeholders will be explored. Relevant laws and ethical principles will be discussed as it relates to addressing the information-sharing culture that inter-professional teams need to create in order to effectively meet client needs. Audience members will engage in idea generation exercises to address complex case vignettes that warrant complex solutions involving inter-professional collaborations.
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