Why we do it.

School Social Workers are the vital link between the home, school, and community. Our services to students, families and school personnel promote and support students’ academic, social, emotional and behavioral success. We strive to protect and strengthen this work through advocacy, building relationships, and offering high-quality professional development.

What we do.



We advocate for the development and effective delivery of school social work services in the state of Ohio.


Build Relationships

We establish an maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and national educational, mental health, medical, juvenile justice, and child welfare entities.


Professional Development

We facilitate the education and professional growth of school social workers.


Support Legislation

We study, recommend, and support legislation pertinent to the needs of students, families, and the profession of school social work.

Recent News


As you know Congress has yet to pass a clean Dream Act. We are urging our members to continue to apply pressure on their Senators and Representatives to ensure that this legislation is passed asap. Below is a copy of the position statement SSWAA created last fall...

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SSWAA Offers School Violence Prevention PD Opportunities

Dear SSWAA Members and the School Social Work Community, At the SSWAA National Conference in Columbus, OH, a special session was held at the conference in which members asked the SSWAA Board and Executive Director to respond as quickly as possible with resources to...

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Annual Board Retreat

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