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Welcome to the School Social Work Association of America

Thank you for your interest in School Social Work and the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA). Our website offers resources for School Social Workers, University Faculty, Graduate Students, Administrators and Parents we serve.


Who are we and what do we do? Learn about School Social Workers and SSWAA.


Get involved and share the word about what School Social Workers are doing to help students and families.


Explore our resources and professional development opportunities.


National School Social Work Conference - Register NOW!

SSWAA is happy to announce that we are now accepting workshop proposals for our 21st National School Social Work Conference to be held in Columbus, OH on March 14-17, 2018.  

Please click here to view more information and to register today!

20 Reasons Why YOU Should Become a Member of SSWAA

Why join SSWAA? Well, we have 20 reasons! But, the most important is to be a part of something bigger than yourself and do your part in moving our profession forward. Help School Social Workers be seen as visible, vital, & valuable in schools with a strong voice! As Jim Carey put it, “Risk being seen in all of your glory!” Join SSWAA and stand with us and be seen as vital professionals!

Attention Recent Social Work Graduates: SSWAA has a new membership offer just for you!

SSWAA Response to Recent Hate Crimes Across the United States

Like many of you, members of the SSWAA Board experienced a myriad of emotions in response to the recent events that occurred a few weeks ago in Charlottesville, VA and we felt it was imperative to respond to the ever present impact of racism, bigotry and oppression permeating our society. As school social workers, we have an ethical responsibility to confront all forms of bias and oppression.

To read the full response, click here.



The School Social Work Association of America empowers school social workers and promotes the profession of school social work to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students


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