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SSWAA National Conference - March 22-24, 2021

​SSWAA will host the 2021 National Conference virtually rather than hosting an in-person event.

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!

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Access tools, materials, and evidence-based resources to support your practice.

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Earn CEU's and improve your practice through a variety of professional development opportunities.


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The School Social Work Association of America is a membership organization empowering school social workers and promoting the profession of school social work.

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News & Updates

sswaa position paper:

Guidance for Supporting Students, Families, and Staff Post Election

While our nation continues to navigate the ongoing anxiety and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also facing increased political and social unrest in response to racial violence which is exacerbating underlying angst and suffering. Our communities have become more and more polarized during this time. The vital role school social workers play in creating safe spaces where diverse perspectives are valued, encouraged and respected is crucial in mitigating the effects of this divisiveness.

Post election update

The election is over (mostly) and now it is time to look ahead and see what comes next. The Lobbyit team has put together a short document that summarizes the current state of play based on the election results. Though control of the Senate remains to be seen the biggest factor that will impact SSWAA members is likely to be whom is selected to run the Department. Lobbyit will provide additional updates as soon as we know more.

SSwaa's Statement regarding breonna taylor and black lives matter movement

SSWAA stands with the family of Breonna Taylor and the Black Lives Matter movement demanding justice.  SSWAA is committed in our fight to dismantle systemic inequities and racial injustices impacting communities of color...May we unite together in our perseverance to be transformational leaders in our advocacy efforts for social justice and equity.

SHELF Features sswaa

Creating a dedicated resource center was the logical next step to improving the impact of their organization “School social workers had nowhere to go to search for or share best practices, resources, or tools that we deem helpful, that’s why creating a dedicated platform was a challenging, yet necessary, undertaking for us”, shared Michelle Alvarez, Board President.

Upcoming Events

march 22 - 25, 2021  

2021 national school social work conference - virtual conference

January 20, 2021

2-3 pm (est)

webinar: Let's talk about autism: supporting students and families during covid-19 school closures

January 23, 2021

10-11 Am (est)

amplifying the role of school social workers to be social justice champions


february 4, 2021

6:30-7:30 pm (est)

managing confidentiality and tele-mental health in schools during covid


march 16, 2021

1-2 pm (est)

webinar: creating a culture of equity: school social workers, advocacy, and professional ethics

april 8, 2021

1-2 pm (est)

webinar: stay sleep or get woke: leading anti-racist assessment and action in schools

april 14, 2021

5-6 pm (est)

webinar: ethical record-keeping in the internet age (part I)

may 12, 2021

5-6 pm (est)

webinar: ethical record-keeping in the internet age (part II)

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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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