Become a member of MSSWA! There are over 1,000 of us in Minnesota. Enjoy the comradery of belonging to an association specific to the needs and concerns of School Social Workers. With every School Social Worker in the state of Minnesota joining the movement and providing quality services to Minnesota students, we can make a difference. Lift your voice through MSSWA.
Join or Renew your Membership!
New to MSSWA! Membership is now by open enrollment vs. ending on 8/31. Your membership will be twelve months from the date you join. Need to renew? Choose one of two methods:
Ten Reasons to Join MSSWA
1. Belong to a politically responsive, state-wide organization committed to the improvement of the school social work profession and to the well being of children and their families.
MSSWA – A detailed overview of the MSSWA organization.
Your membership is a way to demonstrate strength in the political arena and is seen by some as a professional responsibility. With every School Social Worker in the state of Minnesota joining the movement and providing quality services to Minnesota students, we can make a difference!
Regular: Any person employed by and responsible to a public or private school system as a school social worker so certified by the State Board of Teaching and licensed by the State Board of Social Work. The cost is $65 a year for membership. Retired MSSWA members pay only $35 for annual membership.
Affiliate: Graduate students or unemployed school social workers, professional and paraprofessional persons working in appropriate related fields. The cost is $35 per year. (This level of membership is non-voting and does not have access to website member resources).
Affiliate Plus: As defined above with access to website member resources for an additional $30.
Undergraduate Student Membership: Undergraduate social work students receive complimentary membership and should complete a membership form.
Illinois Journal: Written by School Social Workers for School Social Workers. The Illinois School Social Work Journal, printed twice annually, is available to MSSWA members for $20.00 per year. This professional journal is directed primarily to the interests of social workers practicing in the public schools and school social work educators.
MSSWA Members Can Now Join SSWAA at a Reduced Cost: As in previous years, MSSWA members can again join national school social work organization SSWAA (School Social Work Association of America) at a reduced cost. The cost is $95.00, a discount from regular membership of $120, until October 31, 2015. You will receive information about how to join SSWAA at the discount rate with your confirmation of membership with MSSWA.
For more information, please contact the Membership Chair: Susanne Schroeder