SSWAM stimulates the development of school social work in Missouri as a legitimate profession whose vital role is recognized and understood by all.
SSWAM advocates for the needs of children and utilizes all opportunities to influence determinations of policies and standards in Missouri schools.
SSWAM encourages and enables the educational and professional growth of persons practicing as social workers in Missouri schools.
SSWAM advocates for and promotes the total growth and development of children in schools through the application of social work knowledge and skills.
The Annual Membership Meeting held on June 26th, 2014 was a productive and energizing meeting. Thank you to those school social workers from the Kansas City, Columbia, and Saint Louis metros who attended, as well as those who completed their absentee ballots. Those in attendance reported on the activities of the organization for the 2013-2014 school year and discussed the goals of the organization for the upcoming school year. By-Law revisions were approved and can be accessed through a link on our "About" page. Several new Board of Directors officers were elected, as well. Congratulations to Mary Ellen Trachsel as SSWAM's President for the 2014-2016 term and thank you to our outgoing president, Gayle Abram. For a current list of Officers, please visit our “About” page.
Welcome to the all new and redesigned SSWAM website! We hope you find the new design easier on the eyes and also fun to navigate! We still offer school social worker job openings on our site (now found under the "Careers" tab at the top) and merchandise should be available for purchase by the end of summer. We have heard your requests and are working diligently to role out an online membership application and conference registration in time for the 2014-2015 school year. Archives of "Recent News" stories will now be located under the "News" tab at the top. Be sure to check out how easy it is to navigate our website on your mobile device as well!
Kansas City's Regional Spring Conference was well represented with attendance of 50 school social workers. Thank you to Staley High School for hosting our event and to our speakers from Gillis and Lilac Center.
Board of Directors Meeting | 4:00PM
St. Louis Bread Company, 10336 Clayton Rd, Frontenac, MO 63131
St. Louis Fall Conference; details TBD
47th Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference | Louisville, KY
Kansas City Fall Conference; details TBD