Going back to school with School Social Workers

A Collaborative Public Education Campaign by the School Social Work Association of America and NASW’s School Social Work Specialty Practice Section


The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) will again partner with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to launch a public education campaign to increase public knowledge of the value school social workers bring to schools, students, families and communities, and encourage school districts to hire more school social workers. 



SSWAA's  Experts of the Month

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    Christy McCoy is a Licensed Clinical School Social Worker in St. Paul Public Schools for 19 years currently working at Agape High School a program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers for the past 10 years. Served in various leadership roles at the state and national levels: MSSWA Legislative Chair President; SSWAA Secretary Legislative Chair and President Elect.

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    Tory Cox, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW, PPSC, Clinical Associate Professor, is the Associate Director of the Virtual Academic Center’s Field Education program at USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. In 2018, he earned his Ed.D in Organizational Change and Leadership at the USC Rossier School of Education.


  • Monthly topic that highlights a timely topic school social workers face

  • Monthly blog, e-bell article, sample social media posts and tools related to the topic

  • Monthly podcasts on highlighted topic hosted by Charles Barr, Common Ground or  Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, Dare to Soar

  • Social Media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

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Share on social media about school social work
Send letters to your principal and superintendent about the value a school social worker brings to the school
Share information about the national education campaign with all of your colleagues

Schools in Dayton, OH are hiring more school social workers

Let’s make this the year of the school social worker by raising awareness about our role in supporting the success of all students!

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#Back2SchoolSocialWorkers #NASW #SSWAA #BackToSchool #schoolsocialworker #schoolsocialwork #SEL #ClosingthegapSSW #mentalhealth


Thank you to the SSWAA Public Relations Committee for their work on this campaign --

Kashera Robinson and Emilie Souhrada!


P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743



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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