School Social Work Week


Time to get ready for National School Social Work Week which is  always the first full week of March.  School Social Work Week provides an excellent opportunity to “toot your own horn” and let others know how you are impacting the lives of students as you address barriers to learning and increase successful educational and academic outcomes.


Celebrate 2023 National School Social Work Week
March 5 – 11, 2023

Theme:   We Rise 

During the school year, School Social Workers are daily confronted with increasing behavioral and social/emotional challenges, the impact of trauma, and increased staff anxieties in addressing these challenges.    However, School Social Workers face these challenges with strength and resilience. School Social Workers rise up – supporting their students, families, and school communities. They rise to listen and understand. They rise to share hope.  School Social Workers rise to provide trauma informed interventions.   They rise to challenge inequities. They rise to advocate for the needs and rights of others.  They rise to support ALL students.

SSWAA & NYSSSWA believe that School Social Workers rise together to support their students, families, and school communities.  It’s time to celebrate and be acknowledged for all of the tireless work you do to assist others.

Ideas to Celebrate School Social Work Week

We have put together a list of activities  as well as updated posters you might want to consider.   Have fun planning this year’s celebration!!  Members: Log in first with your email address.

School Social Work Week Activities-Public

School Social Work Week Activities-Members Only

School Social Work Week Posters- Members Only

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School Social Work Week is a perfect time to take care of YOU and SUPPORT OUR PROFESSION.    Members are essential to the success of the New York State School Social Worker’s Association (NYSSSWA). Your support allows us to offer members critically needed Resources and ADVOCACY for our profession at the local, state and national levels.

Check out our Member Benefits.    Have you wondered what NYSSSWA does for School Social Workers?     Click Here for NYSSSWA’s 2022 Year in Review of advocacy and activities on behalf of School Social Workers.

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Promotional Resources

Check out NYSSSWA’s web page of School Social Work promotional resources, articles, brochures, position statements, School Social Work Manuals, etc.  Spread the word about the critical services that School Social Workers provide.

Click Here

School Social Work Week Archives

See pictures of past celebrations and Governor’s Proclamations.

Click Here for SSW Week Archives


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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.  Members are essential to our ability to support you and our profession.

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