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.  

COVID-19 Resources for School Social Workers:  See Below or
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“It Takes a Team:  The Important Role of School Social Workers, Especially During COVID-19” 

Article written by the New York State School Social Workers’ Association,   August 7, 2020 (Click title)
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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September 24, 2021
NYSSSWA Board Meeting

October 4 & 5, 2021
SSWAA Northeast Region Workshops
Baltimore, MD

October 28 & 29, 2021
56th NYSSSWA State Conference
Buffalo, NY

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Call to Action…..

School Social Workers need to be school based.

159 signatures

Help School Social Workers

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

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