Welcome to NYSSSWA’s New Website!

We are very excited to finally launch our new website!    We hope you will enjoy the new format and numerous resources.  Please continue to check back as we continue to develop additional webpages to assist you.

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.

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.

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

Top Priorities that we are addressing now:

  • Inclusion in a “Comprehensive School Counseling Program”- both in program development and delivery of services
  • NYSUT adoption of policies that support School Social Work
  • Identifying mental health needs and services as a critical component of a Safe Schools Plan in NYS

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

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upcoming events

December 2, 2016
“The Nature of Intimate Wounding:  How our Cultural Response to Sexual Assault Harms Instead of Heals”
CASADA Training in Hyde Park  See details.  

March 5 – 11, 2016
School Social Work Week

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