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

Having a school social worker in every school is long overdue: Letter to the Editor

What started as an advocacy effort to increase mental health services in school was answered by an community member who used an old assumption of the definition of 'social worker'. Our President, Michele Patak-Pietrafesa responded tactfully and with factual information.

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

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Date/Time Event
Board Meeting Q1

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