As we welcome the New Year, the New York State School Social Workers’ Association is thrilled to announce the launch of our NEW association management system with YourMembership at https://members.nyssswa.org/  (Say “Good Bye” to 123Signup.)   Feel free to look around.

We will be using this platform not only for membership but also for all of our events and provision of CEUs.   So even if you aren’t currently a member, this will be the system that will handle and process NYSSSWA event registrations.   READ MORE.

If you are a member or in our database, “Sign In” (Username is your email address, Password is Nyssswa1).  If you are new to NYSSSWA, you can click “Join Us” and register.  

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 and much more…

Your Membership Dollars At Work!

Role of a 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 we are addressing now:

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January 26, 2022
“Foundations of Mental Health Amid Recovery from a Pandemic”

January 28 – 29, 2022
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

April 6 – 9, 2022
25th National SSW Conference
Chicago, IL

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Call to Action…..

School Social Workers need to be school based.

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Help School Social Workers

Help NYSSSWA gather enough signatures to stop the outsourcing of mental health services in public schools.

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