Registration now open!

OSSWA’s Annual Conference

Making Education Special for Everyone

Friday Feb 26th, 2016

Ohio Dominican University

1216 Sunbury Rd.

Columbus, OH

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Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport is willing to let the OSSWA conference registrants use the Ohio Dominican University “family and friends” discount for Thursday, February 25th and Friday February 26th if anyone is desiring a second night).  To do so individuals should contact Staybridge at 614.473.9888 indicate that they are using the ODU discount and will be billing the reservation to their personal credit card. Rooms are going fast because of different events in the area so please register for our conference and book your rooms!

For information on other area hotels close to the conference please visit Ohio Dominican University visitor webpage for a comprehensive list.


2015 Annual Report

Read here for recent news and updates!

SSWAA’s 2015-2016 Webinar Series

SSWAA is excited to announce its Webinar Series.  During the 2015-2016 school year, SSWAA is offering 5 webinars (each providing 1.5 CEUs).  In order to improve the service and allow for storage of the webinars, SSWAA has purchased a webinar platform and contracted with a University to provide CEUs.   Individual webinars are $25 for SSWAA members and $40 for non-members.  Take advantage of our Webinar Series package and purchase all 5 webinars for $100/member rate or $160/non-member rate.  What if you are unavailable at the time of the live webinar?  No worries! … you will receive a link to any webinar you purchase and will be able to access it after the webinar airs. CEUs will be available for anyone who completes the entire webinar.

Learn more about the history of our profession!

A new website has recently been  is dedicated to the preservation of school social work literature and history. This is a non-profit site with no charges or fees to access the information. This site is not affiliated with any association, university or publisher. 

Just Released: Supplemental Ethical Standards for School Social


The Ohio School Social Work Association is pleased to announce the release of Supplemental Ethical Standards for School Social Work Practice. This document was developed by the Midwest Council and has been endorsed by SSWAA (School Social Work Association of America). A special thank you to Nic Dibble, Education Consultant, School Social Work Services for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Midwest School Social Work Council for identifying ethical guidelines specific to school social workers. Read More 

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Midwest Council MIdwest Council 2015

The Midwest Council of School Social Workers meeting during School Social Work Week 2015 to celebrate and work! OSSWA President Nicole Stacey and President-Elect Michelle Patak were present and are actively working with the Midwest Council. The mission is ongoing: to create jobs, make those jobs more secure, and collaborate with others to make the profession of School Social Work stronger.


If you are already a member, we invite you to become more involved by becoming part of one of our committees. As a school social worker or friend of school social work, your input and experience is integral to the success of our organization and ultimately to the success of our profession. Committee service from membership greatly increases the ability of our organization to do the work necessary to improve social work services in schools.

If you are not yet a member, please consider joining and becoming part of an organization that advocates for the profession of school social work in Ohio. Exciting changes in education are happening across the state and across the nation. Become part of and help influence change by getting involved in OSSWA.