School Social Work Week


Get Ready for School Social Work Week

March 5 – 11, 2023

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.

Poster Contest:

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Posters are a great and easy way to help celebrate School Social Work Week by posting around your school building and district.   Congratulations to Amelia Berezein, last year’s winner.  Create a Poster and enter this year’s contest. Note:  “March 5 – 11, 2023” or “First Week of March” and Submit by March 1, 2023 to

See some samples of past School Social Work Week Posters from Midwest SSW Council and SSWAA that NYSSSWA has compiled.


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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Promotional Resources

NYSSSWA has created a web page for School Social Work promotional resources, articles, brochures, position statements, School Social Work Manuals, etc.

Click Here

School Social Work Association of America

The theme for National School Social Work Week 2022 is “Time to Shine.” SSWAA believes that School Social Workers shine brightly for their students, families, and school communities.  Shining hope. Shining understanding. Shining respect. In our role, School Social Workers are able to light the way, emphasizing the whole child, collaborating with other professionals, linking students and families with needed services, and advocating for our profession.   We have compiled several resources for SSWAA members and hope that you will find them useful.

School Social Work Week Archives

See pictures of past celebrations and Governor’s Proclamations.

Click Here for SSW Week Archives


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