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sswaa Calendar

Stay up to date on upcoming SSWAA events, including webinars, conferences, and more!

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National School Social Work Conference

The School Social Work Association of America offers a National School Social Work Conference in the spring of each year and rotates the location of the National Conference around 4 geographic regions of the country - West, Midwest, South and North East Regions of the United States. The Annual School Social Work Conference is the premier staff development opportunity in the country for the profession of school social work and brings together hundreds of school social workers and other related school professionals from all over the US and Foreign Countries as well. 

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SSWAA Live Webinar Training

The School Social Work Association of America provides webinars on research topics related to school social work. These webinars provide an online format for School Social Workers to “gather” and receive useful training and information. 

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REgional workshop

The School Social Work Association of America is pleased to offer School Social Work professionals a two-day Regional Workshop. SSWAA is pleased to support the profession by offering this opportunity for attendees to build their professional skills and best-practices

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national certification

National certification for school social workers 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.

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Online Book Series ces***

The School Social Work Association of America in partnership with Minnesota State University offers an online CE program for members and non-members. The program involves reading any one of a number of 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.

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: 07/27/2022 – 07/27/2023.

***Online Book Series CEs are provided by Minnesota State University, not SSWAA.

Speaker Disclaimer Statement
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