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.

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Advocacy

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

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

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Professional Development

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

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

Recent News

CNN: US schools now have more security guards than social workers

#Counselorsnotcuffs

OSSWA joined the #Counselorsnotcuffs campaign along with Juvenile Justice Coalition, the ACLU of Ohio, the Ohio Poverty Law Center, Policy Matters Ohio and other organizations.   #counselorsnotcuffs Campaign Principles – 8.30.18 HB 318 Summary (as signed...

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Senate Vote TODAY: HB 318 mandates SROs in all schools

HB 318 has already passed the Ohio House. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Senate is holding hearings and potentially voting to enact this bill with $10 million in funding. 1. Read the bill.  2. Find your representative. 3. Contact your representative. – Tell them...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
11/03/2018
10:00am-4:00pm
Q2 Board Meeting

01/12/2019
9:00am-12:00pm
Board Meeting

03/01/2019-04/13/2019
8:30am-4:00pm
Annual Conference

04/13/2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Board Meeting

06/13/2019
All Day
Annual Board Retreat

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