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

Members Make Our Mission Possible!

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! Join SSWAA and stand with us and be seen as vital professionals!

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. So what are you waiting for?

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Attention Recent College Graduates: 

For individuals who are new to the field of School Social Work, SSWAA has extended a one-year discount!  In order to qualify, an individual must be a recent graduate in school social work (graduated after September 1, 2016).  In order to receive this discount, individuals will need to do the following:

  • Register as an AFFILIATE MEMBER (if you are part of your state organization) or register as a FULL MEMBER (if you are in a state without an association or are not a member of your state association).  Your invoice will show the rate of $100 for an Affiliate Member or $125 for a Full Member.

  • Select the BILL ME option and do not pay your membership fee at this time.

  • Email to apply for the “New Professional” Rate and attach a scanned copy of your diploma showing your degree and graduation date.  *Please include the name used to register for SSWAA membership.

  • SSWAA will adjust your invoice for you to a one year rate of $50 and will forward an invoice to you for payment

The School Social Work Association of America is committed to empowering School Social Workers and promoting the profession. Membership dollars are vital to meet this important mission. For the first time in over 8 years, SSWAA will be raising membership dues by $5 to offset increased costs due to inflation and in order to provide valuable member benefits. Membership dues increases with take effect September 1, 2017.



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P.O. Box 3068  

London, KY 40743

Our Mission

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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