SSWAA professional development
National School Social Work Conference
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) offers a National School Social Work Conference in the spring of each year! This Annual Conference rotates between 4 geographic regions of the United States (West, Midwest, South, and North East Regions). Our Annual School Social Work Conference is the premier staff development opportunity in the country for the school social work profession, bringing together hundreds of school social workers and other related school professionals from all over the US and International Colleagues as well.
SSWAA Live Webinar Training
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) provides live-synchronous webinars and professional development training on research topics related to school social work. These webinars provide an online format for School Social Workers to gather and receive valuable training and information.
National certification for school social workers (NCSSW) centers around the nine (9) competencies associated with the National School Social Work Model. The national certification competencies were derived from the Practice Features in the National School Social Work Practice Model. The performance indicators were developed by a diverse team of school social work professionals and academics representing all regions of SSWAA.
SSWAA Office Hours
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has launched a BRAND NEW FREE Bi-Monthly virtual networking event. SSWAA Members are able to join our intentional space of belonging, support, and connection. A hallmark of our profession is consultation and ensuring we are not siloed in our work. SSWAA has a space just for School Social Workers to connect and support the profession through our meetings focused on self-care, building relationships, learning from others, and supporting one another across the country to meet all challenges and needs of our unique communities.
Online Book Series ces***
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) in partnership with Minnesota State University (MNSU) offers an online CE program for members and non-members. The program involves reading any one of several available School Social Work related books published by Oxford Press. You must complete a Webinar Evaluation. Upon submitting the completed evaluation, you will receive a CE certificate in the mail. This is a very easy way to earn CEs that does not involve travel to a conference, plus it can be accomplished in your living room.
***Online Book Series CEs are provided and issued by Minnesota State University (MNSU).
Speaker Disclaimer Statement
Views expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of SSWAA.
Beliefs or Rationale:
SSWAA welcomes a diversity of viewpoints expressed in a respectful manner. SSWAA also recognizes that social workers can agree to disagree agreeably, and still remain professional.
Some speakers may express views that are inconsistent with good self-care, competence, or ethics. When this occurs, the NASW Code of Ethics specifically states that the colleague should be professionally approached and communicated with directly, before escalating the conflict or disagreement to another level. This may not always be possible or the colleague may be unresponsive to feedback. In these circumstances, SSWAA recommends addressing it with leadership of the organization or the proper authority.
ACE Approval Statement:
School Social Work Association of America SSWAA, #1789, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. School Social Work Association of America SSWAA maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/27/2023 – 07/27/2026.
***Online Book Series CEs are provided and maintained by Minnesota State University, not SSWAA.
Any Questions about Professional Development at SSWAA? Email our PD Coordinator: Dr. JR Bullard-Batiste