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

NEO School Counselors and SSWs PLC

Get to know area School Counselors and then split out with just the SSWs for an hour of GROUP SUPERVISION once a month! Dates:  September 19, 2018 October 17, 2018 November 14, 2018 January 23, 2019 February 20, 2019 March 20, 2019 April 17, 2019 May 15, 2019...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Board Meeting

Annual Conference Safe Kids Safe Schools
Capital University, Bexley Ohio

Board Meeting

All Day
Annual Board Retreat

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