Links of interest

The links listed below may be useful for school social work practitioners.  They include national, regional and state organizations that are relevant to school social work practice.  If you have a favorite web resource you would like to share, send suggestions to Melissa Ford at

Professional Organizations

 School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
 The American Council for School Social Work 
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
 The Midwest School Social Work Council

Iowa Links

 Iowa Department of Education
 State Library of Iowa
 Iowa Chapter of NASW
 Iowa School Psychologists Association
 Iowa Association of School Boards
 School Administrators of Iowa
 Iowa AEA Online
 A Career in School Social Work
Youtube developed by the school social workers at Prairie Lakes AEA 8
 Iowa Home and Community Based Waiver Programs

Additional Resources

 Teacher Resources for Students with Special Needs:
 US Department of Labor:


Resource of state-specific guides to issues facing social workers, insights from social work educators, comprehensive guide to MSW programs, breakdown of licensure in each state, guide to field education:

Midwest Council of School Social Workers

State School Social Work Associations in the Midwest Region

Iowa is a member State of the Midwest Council of School Social Workers.  The Midwest Council meets at the annual Midwest Conference and also for planning meetings in Chicago each spring.  Below are the websites of the Midwest Council member States.  For more information about the Midwest Council, visit the site:











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