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


Happy Social Work Week March 5-9, 2018!!! This is a chance to celebrate your work, your accomplishments, your challenges and your victories!!! And while you are at it call your legislators and alert the media! Grace is the daughter of a dedicated SSW in the Cleveland...

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April 20: Day of Action to Stop Gun Violence in our Schools

After the slaughter of students and staff in Parkland, Florida, the time for action has never been more urgent. The politicians sit on their hands as our children and their teachers are murdered in their schools. We will be silent no more! The failure to enact...

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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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Upcoming Events

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Annual Board Retreat

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