Vision Statement: 
New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) is dedicated
to the visibility, viability and the continued growth of the School Social Work profession.

Connecting with and serving students, families and schools, the 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

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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August 5 – 6, 2024
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

November 14 & 15, 2024
NYSSSWA State Conference

The Sagamore–Lake George
(Registration OPEN!)


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Call to Action…..


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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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