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Together we can make the profession of School Social Work STRONG!


Members Make Our Mission Possible!

Members are essential to the success of the School Social Work Association of America. Your support allows us to offer national advocacy for our profession, public policy development, a website full of resources (much of which is "members only"), electronic newsletters, technical assistance to members,  support to state associations, etc.    Members make our mission possible.

To recognize this important support, SSWAA is proud to offer additional benefits to members including professional liability insurance; discounts on our national conference registrations; discounts on publications by Oxford Press, PAR, and more.  We provide a membership discount to members of our Affiliate States and also provide an option to pay your dues on an installment plan.  (Read more details below.) So what are you waiting for?

Help us stand up for our profession, stay connected and...

Need Help with the On-Line New Membership Process? See Tutorial "How to Become a Member of SSWAA"

Note:  If you have been a SSWAA Member in the past,  please "sign in" ex: JaneDoe (no spaces)  Password:  SSWAA2014   and RENEW your membership. The "Join Now" link is for people who have never been a member or do not have a membership record in our current system. 

   Everyone's Membership Matters!

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Why Join?

SSWAA is working very hard on behalf of School Social Workers across the USA. We are finalizing the development of national SEL Common Core Standards and have many more exciting projects planned for the year.   See all the great work being done by SSWAA to support School Social Workers nationally, locally and in your day to day practice.  Read more. 

Take a look around our website.  We have provided a plethora of resources to assist you in your day to day work with administrators, teachers, students, parents and communities.   Keep in mind that what you see is only a portion of the information and resources that are available if you are a SSWAA member. So join today and get FULL ACCESS.

Dues Installments:

SSWAA is making available the ability to pay your dues in three (3) installments IF you pay by credit card.  In doing so, your credit card will automatically be charged at 4 month intervals for the remainder of your membership year.  Although you will see a "Bill me" option at the end of your transaction, this is not an option for installment payments.   We hope this will ease some members financial ability to join and remain members.

Affiliate State Members Are Eligible for  Even More Savings: 

If your state is one of SSWAA's 29 Affiliate States and you have joined your state association, you are able to join or renew your SSWAA Membership -- Affiliate State Rate $95 (savings of $25) YOUR STATE will provide a NEW State Affiliate Discount CODE that you can use when you join/renew by credit card on-line.    Select "Full Member" Type and at the end you will be asked to "Enter Promotional Code" (your State Affiliate Discount Code) and hit "Apply".       Read more details.     Be sure to contact your state association for Discount Code.

Does SSWAA Offer Professional Liability Insurance?

Yes!  SSWAA members receive $250,000 Professional Liability Insurance as an included member benefit.  For an additional $25, SSWAA members can upgrade to $1,000,000 of Professional Liability Insurance which includes Job Protection BenefitsCheck out the details

How Do SSWAA Dues Including Liability Insurance Compare to Other Associations? (NASW, NASP, ASCA,NASN..) 

Click here to see graph of Dues as well as Professional Liability Insurance coverage.  You may be surprised!

What are the Membership Categories?

See information regarding various membership options and what Membership Category fits best for you.  SSWAA Membership is for 12 months from the date that SSWAA receives payment for your membership.  If you apply and pay be credit card online, your membership begins immediately.  If you send us a check, pay your state association of joint membership or submit a purchase order to your place of work; your membership will begin when we receive payment.

Not a Member of Your State Association Yet?

This is the PERFECT time to join.  Get involved!  Every Member Matters!    Contact your state association for details.

Can I Join My State Association and SSWAA at the Same Time?  

A few of our 29 Affiliate States provide for joint memberships.  SSWAA is working with the Delegate Assembly on ways to facilitate this process.   Click here for more information.

What if My State is Not Yet Affiliated?

If your state association is interested in becoming affiliated with SSWAA or if you would like assistance in forming a State School Social Work organization, contact us for assistance.

Are My Dues Tax Deductible?

"SSWAA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a professional business expense. SSWAA estimates that 85% of your membership dues will be permitted as a tax deduction and 15% of your dues are not deductible because of SSWAA's lobbying activities on behalf of its members."

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Find ways to get involved at your local, state and national level.

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 Just click below.   (Use a URL that is NOT Internet Explorer.)

What if I Don't Want to Renew On-Line? 

If you prefer, you can download a  membership application form and submit to SSWAA, P.O. Box 3068, London, Kentucky   40743

Everyone's Membership Matters!
Stay Connected and  Join or  Renew Today!

  Please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to support you or your state association.   Have a pressing question or issue?  You can now also reach us by phone at 800-588-4149.

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