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2021 VIRTUAL national school social work CONFERENCE

March 22 - March 24, 2021


Due to Covid-19, SSWAA will host a virtual conference in 2021 rather than hosting an in-person event. We value the safety of each of our attendees and guests and want to ensure a safe and successful event for each of you! We look forward to seeing you in person in the future!

This year's theme is sure to highlight the vital role that School Social Workers play in school communities as they promote welcoming school environments, offer hope and meaningful support, and guide students and families through challenges and adversity.

BEACON OF HOPE:  School Social Workers - Lighting the Way!

Spend time networking with colleagues from around the country and the world as you exchange intervention strategies and best practices. Check out our virtual exhibitors in between sessions as they showcase innovative resources, educational services. Earn CEUs by attending sessions led by nationally recognized leaders in the profession focusing on issues and skills critical to School Social Workers and numerous products to restock your libraries, assessment toolkits and treasure chests of activities. 

Expand your knowledge through powerful professional learning!  Elevate your practice as you gain meaningful tools and resources for the work!  Engage with other professionals leaving you inspired and renewed! 

When you register you will have the option to register for the live event only or the option to register for the live event and be able to access recorded session to earn additional CEUs. PLEASE REVIEW ALL REGISTRATION OPTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING.

For questions related to the conference, please email

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thank you to our sponsors & exhibitors

Discounted Advanced Registration Rates are available from Oct 19th, 2020 to Jan 15th, 2021. 

SSWAA Member discounted rates are available to those with Full and Premiere SSWAA memberships, not Basic Membership.

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"I just wanted to thank you and all the presenters. For a first virtual conference, you all are doing an amazing job. You are fielding questions, offering a variety of sessions, allowing for conversation, and improving the field of social work by providing information and resources."



"Excellent, well-run conference.  Exceeded my expectations.”


South Carolina

"I thought all of the sessions were great!  I even spent my lunch using what I learned in the first session about the virtual office and the google site to develop my own SEL site for our district. Thank you for very applicable information so far at this conference!"



"Appreciate the great efforts of SSWAA to offer a timely and pertinent virtual conference! School social workers are striving to learn and offer best practices during these most challenging times. The  variety of topics and presenters, avenues to access content, and connection with nationwide colleagues was awesome."



"I took all the sessions this summer.  I'd like to share since then I have participated in a few more virtual conferences and trainings.  SSWAA by far was the most professional, organized and easy to navigate.  Kudos to the people who put the SSWAA virtual conference together.  I am now a member of SSWAA due to the experience I had with the conference."

Virtual Conference provided in cooperation with VCube Web Broadcasting.

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Our Mission

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

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