Colorado School Social Work Association

Conference Registration Now Open!

Register today for the 2024 Colorado School Social Work Conference: Growing Connected Communities

  • The full conference brochure, with Keynote Info and Breakout Session Descriptions, is COMING SOON
  • Early Bird Registration is available now until July 15th.
  • Click here to access the conference registration form.
  • Is your organization interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2024 Conference? Click here to apply today!

Licensing Change Coming!

April 16, 2024:

The State Board of Education has approved changes to Colorado Department of Education licensure requirements for Special Service Providers with endorsement in School Social Work (aka "school social workers").

Because of feedback and advocacy from our members, stakeholders, and those involved in SSP licensure workgroups, the State Board of Education has approved the elimination of the ASWB exam requirement for school social work licensing

This is a major victory for CSSWA and school social workers, particularly given the known ASWB exam disparities for historically marginalized groups and given the minimal connection between the exam and school social work practice.  Thank you to all who contacted your State Board members and advocated for this change!

There are a few next steps ahead. Both are anticipated to occur in the coming months, with updates ready to go this summer:

  1. The Secretary of State must review all State Board of Education rule updates. 
  2. Once reviewed, the new rules will be posted on the website of the Secretary of State. This posting will indicate the official update to the rules. 

We anticipate the Colorado Department of Education to share more information on this licensing change once officially updated by the Secretary of State's office. 

Please keep an eye on your email,, and our social media pages for updates!

Congratulations to our

2024 Colorado School Social Work Trailblazer of the Year:

Jessica Charnetsky!

We are proud to announce Jessica Charnetsky as our 2024 Colorado School Social Work Trailblazer of the Year!

Jessica Charnetsky, LCSW and CDE School Social Worker, is engaged in important work at all levels, and it is our honor to recognize her impact! From her building-level social work in Aurora Public Schools all the way up to the state level, Jessica is blazing the trail to exemplify and support school social work values. We are especially proud to recognize her important work in developing strong professional learning opportunities, this year and beyond, for Colorado school social workers through her CSSWA Conference Committee leadership. As the first ever Conference Committee Chair, Jessica is creating systems that allow for Colorado school social workers to collaborate, connect, learn, and grow.

The Colorado School Social Work Association is honored to name you the

2023 School Social Work Trailblazer of the Year!

2024 School Social Work Week

Happy School Social Work Week! 

School Social Work Week is March 3 - 9, 2024!

CSSWA is proud to honor and express abundant gratitude to school social workers in Colorado and beyond.

The work we do to support the well-being and growth of students, families, school staff, and entire communities is vital. Thank you, school social workers, for all you do each and every day!

Check out our new apparel and merchandise to wear to show your support of Colorado School Social Workers.


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Welcome to the Colorado School Social Work Association website!

Below are steps to take to get more connected to CSSWA and school social workers across the beautiful state of Colorado:

1) Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more information about CSSWA events, school social work news, and to learn more about the CSSWA Board and leadership opportunities! 

2) Complete the Needs Assessment to help inform CSSWA professional learning, advocacy, and connection opportunities.

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