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

Text, Talk, Set to Go!

Text, Talk, Set to Go! A youth initiative on college planning and being emotionally ready for the transition to college   SSWAA has been invited to share an important resource with our members. The JED Foundation recently conducted a “First-Year College...

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Substitute School Social Work License

Substitute School Social Work License Effective 3/25/19 ODE is now issuing Substitute SSW licenses. Key points: 1. The language in the code can be seen here. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3319.2210 2. The important piece to this new law is that even though Social Workers...

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ODE reaches out to Families of Students with Disabilities

Town Hall Meeting For Families of Students with Disabilities You are Invited to share your thoughts to create and enhance opportunities for students with disabilities! The Ohio Department of Education is developing recommendations to improve educational experiences...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
All Day
Annual Board Retreat

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