Have you made your voice heard?

Letter to the editor requesting more SSW’s to address the needs of our students. Click here.

And in Cleveland Plain Dealer here.

Ohio is hosting the 50th Annual Midwest Council Conference in Cleveland in October 2017.

Midwest Conference Sponsorship Letter & Form

Call for Proposals

Check back! More information will be coming out as it is available.


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.

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 


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.


Date/Time Event
5:00 pm-9:30 pm
Central Region: Shawshank at Mansfield Reformatory
Mansfield Reformatory, Mansfield OH
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Board Meeting Q3
All Day
Annual Leadership Retreat
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Board Meeting Q1
All Day
Midwest Conference


  • to advocate for the development and effective delivery of school social work services in the state of Ohio
  • to establish an maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and national educational, mental health, medical, juvenile justice, and child welfare entities
  • to facilitate the education and professional growth of school social workers
  • to study, recommend, and support legislation pertinent to the needs of students, families, and the profession of school social work