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

CNN: US schools now have more security guards than social workers

Impact of the Government Shutdown on Federal Food Programs

What is the Status of Federal Food Programs during the Government Shutdown? Attention: SSWAA Leaders and Members We recognize that many of you are seeing the impact of the Government shutdown on families. School social workers are referring families to local food...

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SBMHP Lack Training to Support LGBTQ Students

New Research Shows School-Based Mental Health Professionals Have a Serious Lack of Training to Support LGBTQ Students Despite a lack of critical training and resources, school social workers, psychologists, and school counselors hold positive attitudes towards and...

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PAX Tools Facilitator Training

Become a PAX Tools Community Educator! Funded by ADAMHS Board and the Ohio Cures Grant training will take place in the Spring.   Family & Community PAX Tools Facilitator...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
All Day
School Social Work Week "Lucky Enough"

Central Region Book Club/ Social
Martin Luther King Library, Columbus OH

Northeast Region Book Club
Trust Your Heart A Place for Healing, Warrensville Heights OH

Advocacy Day 2019
The Ohio Statehouse, Columbus Ohio

Board Meeting

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