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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.

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.

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Recent News

Sad loss for the social work community

A huge loss! Adrienne was a shining example for social workers in Ohio.   In remembrance of Adrienne Gavula We are distressed to share that social worker Adrienne Gavula died in a car accident on Saturday. Prior to her role as development manager at The ACLU of...

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Truancy Intervention example

Cleveland Heights University Heights Schools were ahead of the curve with a model truancy intervention program. Their newest version, revised to fit the new laws more precisely, are not available. What we do have is an older version that can serve as a guide to...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/23/2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Q1 Board Meeting
Columbus Library- Parsons Branch, Colmbus OH

10/12/2017-10/13/2017
All Day
Midwest Conference
Wyndham Cleveland, Cleveland OH

01/27/2018
10:00am-4:00pm
Q2 Board Meeting

03/15/2018
5:00pm-9:00pm
Q3 Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus OH

06/14/2018-06/15/2018
12:00am
Annual Board Retreat

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