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.  Be sure to check out our Advocacy pages for state and federal updates, our Calendar of Events for Professional Development opportunities as well as our members only Resources specific to assisting school social workers in their practice.


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:

Click here for Federal news & advocacy.
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October 13 & 14, 2017
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

November 2 & 3, 2017
53rd Annual NYSSSWA State Conference
Save the Date!

March 14 – 17, 2018
21st National School Social Work Conference

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