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

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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Northeast Region Summer Book Club
Trust Your Heart: A Place For Healing, Warrensville Heights OH

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