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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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

SSWAA Action Alert Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

SSWAA ACTION ALERT Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Background:  On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of tax reform.  Now the Senate is finalizing its bill, with a vote expected on the floor the week after...

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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line: How to Save a Life Using the Phrase “4Hope” In the age of smart phones, it seems that people, particularly youth, are fixated on text messaging as a means of communication. Despite having many hotlines to help young people cope with a...

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Attached, you will find SSWAA’s Response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As you know the purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were...

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Upcoming Events

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Q2 Board Meeting

Q3 Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus OH

Annual Board Retreat

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