Call for Proposals Midwest Conference 2017

“From Punishment to Progress: Breaking barriers to academic and behavioral success”

The conference features posters, sessions, and workshops, unlimited networking opportunities, and a world-class expo hall. The 2017 Midwest Council Conference Committee is seeking proposals that feature evidence- based practice, contemporary educational frameworks, or are direct practice based.

Submission deadline March 1, 2017

Call for Proposals for Midwest

Presidential Nominee Education Platforms

OSSWA does not endorse specific candidates. However, we actively engage in the legislative process. Here are Clinton and Trump's education platforms. The elected person's ideas will directly impact our jobs and lives.

Sponsors needed 50th Midwest SSW Conference 2017

Our committee has been actively working to prepare. We have secured a nationally renowned speaker, a location and begun raising funds.

We need sponsors! Midwest Conference Sponsorship Letter & Form

School Social Workers in Action!

Cleveland Heights School Social Worker in action making sure students basic needs are met! See the article here.

Leadership Retreat a Success!

Our hard working board members plus a few members who joined us for a fantastic two days of planing what's on the horizon for OSSWA over the next year as well as learning to use data to advocate for our students and families but also ourselves!
Board 8-13-16


Date/Time Event
Board Meeting Q1
Hilltop Library, Columbus OH

Board Meeting Q2

Board Meeting Q3

Leadership Retreat

All Day
Midwest Conference


  • to advocate for the development and effective delivery of school social work services in the state of Ohio
  • to establish an maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and national educational, mental health, medical, juvenile justice, and child welfare entities
  • to facilitate the education and professional growth of school social workers
  • to study, recommend, and support legislation pertinent to the needs of students, families, and the profession of school social work