About American Council for School Social Work

Mission
ACSSW advocates for the practice of school social work and supports school social workers in their service to students, schools, and families to overcome social, systemic, economic and mental health barriers to student learning.

Purpose
The purpose shall be, through practice, education, and research:

To serve as a national resource center on the practice of school social work for practitioners, schools, universities, legislators, and policy makers.

To provide members with access to a full range of professional resources that serve to enhance their practice and to provide opportunities for professional development.

To advance the ethics and standards of the profession of school social work.

To support school social workers in efforts to assist students, schools and families to overcome social, systemic, economic and mental health barriers to student learning.

To monitor and advocate for national polices and legislation that effectively support the practice of school social work and public education.

To assist state school social work organizations in their efforts to effectively organize and advocate for school social work at state and national levels.

To educate the public about the services and practice of school social work.

The purpose shall be carried out in a nonpartisan, non-sectarian manner with equal opportunity being given to all, regardless of race, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.