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.

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Advocacy

We advocate for the development and effective delivery of school social work services in the state of Ohio.
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Build Relationships

We establish an maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and national educational, mental health, medical, juvenile justice, and child welfare entities.

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Professional Development

We facilitate the education and professional growth of school social workers.
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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

Upcoming Congressional Briefing

Wednesday, June 12th at 3:30 PM, Rayburn Office Building An upcoming Congressional Briefing where a panel of experts will discuss “The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities”. This Congressional Briefing is being held Wednesday June 12,...

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Join SSWAA for great resources

For those of you who have not already done so, consider joining SSWAA. They share fantastic resources, webinars, book clubs and even include professional liability insurance with your membership fee!   SSWAA – EBell – April 29,...

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