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Membership Benefits

The New York State School Social Workers Association (NYSSSWA) is the only professional association dedicated solely to the visibility and viability of School Social Workers in New York State.

NYSSSWA’s Benefits Include:

  • Website filled with professional resources.
  • A State Board of regional representatives who focus on issues critical to members of NYSSSWA
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee whose focus is on NY State legislation as well as federal
  • Your voice at numerous New York State Education Department (NYSED) level meetings
    • Pupil Personnel Advisory Committee
    • School Safety Task Force
    • Dignity for All Students (DASA Task Force)-guidelines and curriculum-concluded
    • Guidance on Mental Health Curriculumrecently concluded
    • Social/Emotional Learning Document adopted by Board of Regents-concluded
    • Task Force for AIS Guidance (Academic Intervention Services)-concluded
    • Task Force on Revision of Guidance Regents Regulation-concluded
  • Representation at
    • Mental Health Association of New York State (MHANYS)
    • National Association of Social Workers-NY (NASW-NY)
    • New York City-United Federation of Teachers (NYC-UFT)
    • NYS Council of Education Associations (NYSCEA)
    • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
    • School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
  • Annual Statewide Conferences that provide professional development and opportunities for networking.
  • Regional meetings (in some areas) provide professional growth and networking.  Let us know if you would like to organize meetings or events in your area with the Board’s help.  Contact 
  • Electronic News Updates.
  • Professionals available to advise and support.
  • The Networker, our periodic newsletter of up to date information from around the state.
  • Your voice in Washington through our affiliation with our National counterpart, the School Social Work Association of America.
  • Provision of $250,000 of malpractice insurance as well as other Member Benefits when you join our national association, i.e. SSWAA.   (Discount code provided when you join NYSSSWA.) As joint members, you also receive a 25%  discount on events or items.   Join or Renew  your membership in SSWAA Today!

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