Welcome KSSWA Members!
Thank you for visiting our website. We are a professional organization dedicated to promoting school social workers through advocacy, professional development and communication within the profession. Get resources, network with school social workers from across the state and learn how you can become involved and advocate for our valuable profession.
School Social Worker
of the Year
Sara Friesen Guhr
KSSWA 2021 Social Worker of the Year Nomination Form
2020 Champion for Children
Dr. John McKinney
KSSWA 2021 Champion for Children Nomination Form
Welcome to #teamKSSWA!
Our association, Kansas School Social Work Association (KSSWA), is growing in membership and becoming more and more of an advocate for the school social work profession. We invite you to join our team! You can become a member (student, regular, retired) and come alongside the other fabulous school social workers that make up KSSWA.
KSSWA is the state association that supports Kansas school social workers by advocating at the local, state and national levels for their needs. Our Mental Health Awareness Day in Topeka that is a joint effort with school psychologists and school counselors is one example. You have the opportunity to meet with your Senator and Representatives and assist them in understanding YOUR profession and YOUR needs.
Whether you are a seasoned school social worker or just beginning your journey, your voice, ideas and energy is needed. The networking and professional development that is a part of KSSWA is so beneficial. KSSWA is hosting the 52nd Annual Midwest School Social Work Council Conference in Wichita. School Social Workers from ten states will be joining us in October. How exciting is that?!!
We are looking for Regional Representatives for our SW and SE regions. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information. Our board is passionate, dedicated and FUN. We are excited about this year and the impact KSSWA is going to have for our profession and the children, youth and families we serve.
I am beyond honored to represent you as the President of KSSWA.
Cheri Koochel, LMSW
KSSWA Mission: KSSWA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting school social workers through advocacy, professional development and communication within the profession.
∙ Continue advocacy efforts through increased social media presence - Facebook, LinkedIn, KSSWA website, Instagram, Twitter.
∙ Strengthen relationships with KSDE, K-NASW, SSWAA and Midwest Council.
∙ Increase involvement with the Mental Health Awareness Day event.
∙ Expand Legislative Committee and increase communication to members regarding legislative updates.
∙ Provide relevant professional development through our Fall and Spring conferences.∙ Develop emerging leaders through increased participation on KSSWA and SSWAA committees.∙ Broaden connection and communication between Kansas School Social Workers by
providing opportunities to network - FB events, Book Study, informal discussion by regions.∙ Increase total membership by at least 10%. February 2020 total membership was 128.