Since 1907 school social workers have provided unique services to students, families, faculties and communities in order to help students attain maximum benefits from their school experiences. As the need for student support services has increased, so has the need for school social workers employed by the school system.
The NCSSWA was formed in 1972 as the vehicle to advocate for legislation and policies to enhance the welfare of children, specifically as it affects their ability to maximize the education process. NCSSWA also has become the catalyst in promoting the professional development of school social workers.
What Does My Membership with Support?
Membership in NCSSWA is a strong statement of commitment to the importance of social work within our schools. Although a majority of the present membership is composed of practicing school social workers, membership is open to all who support school social work. We encourage all who believe that children are our future and that our schools have a tremendous impact upon young lives to join NCSSWA.
How is NCSSWA Organized?
The board of NCSSWA consists of elected officers and regional chairs as well as appointed committee chairs and liaisons. The membership of NCSSWA elects officers for a two year tenure. Officers who are elected include: President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian.
Members are encouraged to participate in the decision making process of NCSSWA either by communicating directly with the officers or by serving on a standing committee. Committee chairpersons are appointed by the president with input from the membership
In order to insure better communication with its membership and to provide easily accessible professional involvement opportunities, NCSSWA has divided its membership into regions. Each region elects it's own chair person(s). These regions are the Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest, Western and Central regions.