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

FY 2017 Annual Report

The Ohio School Social Work Association is pleased to release our FY 2017 Annual Report documenting our progress, needs, successes and struggles over the past year. 2017 Annual...

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Stopping Violence: What We CAN Do

February 16, 2018 Dear students, Guilt. Since the senseless massacre that took the lives of innocent souls from our midst in Florida, I feel a sense of guilt. I feel guilty about the fact that I am not outraged or angry about this state of affairs in our communities...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Q3 Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus OH

Annual Board Retreat

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