Welcome to NYSSSWA!

Connecting with and serving students, families and schools, the New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) is the only NYS professional association dedicated solely to the visibility and viability of School Social Workers and the students and families that we serve.

We are very excited about our new website!    We hope you will enjoy the new format and numerous resources.

As many of you know, NYSSSWA has also recently developed a better membership and conference registration system with 123Signup.  Now NYSSSWA’s  website is completely integrated to 123Signup!  In order to “Login” to the website, please use your membership 123Signup username (your email address) and your 123Signup membership password.     If you forgot your password, you will be directed on how to obtain a new password.

Role of SCHOOL

social worker consoling a child

School Social Workers, in New York State, are licensed mental health professionals as well as certified by the NYS Office of Teaching as School Social Workers. Responsibilities include:

  • Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Conflict mediation & resiliency building
  • Community referral and liaison
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Violence Prevention/Intervention
  • Youth suicide prevention & intervention
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Board in Action

Albany Capitol Building

Priorities that we are addressing now:

National News:

SSWAA’s  Statement on Executive Order on Immigration   February 9, 2017

SSWAA’s Letter of Response to National Divisions   November 16, 2016

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March 22 – 25, 2017

“20th National School Social Work Conference” in San Diego
NYSSSWA has partnered with SSWAA to provide CEUs
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