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to expand your knowledge, elevate your practice, and engage with your profession

The School Social Work Association of America is committed to empowering & equipping School Social Workers in their professional role.  SSWAA is devoted to the support of professionals as they expand their knowledge, elevate their practice, and engage with their profession to enable high quality work. SSWAA offers a variety of membership types and payment options.  The chart below shows the benefits you receive as a Basic Member, Full Member, or Premier Member.  We are proud to offer Premier Member Benefits to Retired Members & Student Members as well.

professional liability insurance
Advocacy & public policy development
Professional community & networking
The "EBell" - Electronic Newsletter
SSW Research
support to states
Website tools & resources
member discounts
member benefits & FAQ
premier benefits


SSWAA is excited to offer Premiere members an opportunity to participate in collaborative peer assistance sessions with experienced school social workers. SSW 2 SSW offers peer assistance in a way that protects confidentiality and is a safe space for sharing strategies, support, and assisting one another with ideas that may help the school social worker with practice issues. Peer assistance groups provide practical help and counter isolation and burnout.  Being a part of a peer assistance group may be helpful but does not replace all forms of professional support.  Thus, it is distinguished from professional supervision. This resource is only available to Premiere members.  


SSWRL/SHELF – School Social Work Resource Library

SSWRL is a virtual library included in SSWAA Premiere Membership. Through SHELF, Premiere members have access to hundreds of additional resources on trauma informed practice, SEL, crisis intervention, professional practice, and so much more. New resources are added weekly. This is a powerful tool you will not want to miss out on! 


Please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to support you or your state association.



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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