About Us

About TASSW

The Tennessee Association of School Social Workers is a professional association, having recently celebrated the silver anniversary of TASSW’s inception in 1978. Before NASW’s School Social Work, before Southern Council, and before SSWAA, there was chartered the Tennessee Association of School Social Workers whose purpose is, as follows, TO:

UNITE

in one association all persons engaged in the practice
of social work in the schools or in social work education

ENCOURAGE

The interpretation and promotion of school social work

COORDINATE

school social work activities

SHARE

ideas, techniques and research which will help promote
professional competency of social work in educational settings

DISSEMINATE

information and focus public attention on issues
that affect the educational development of all students

FOSTER

cohesiveness among the membership and to further
the goals and objectives of the Association

We, TASSW members, are even more resolved in the forthcoming years
to continue with renewed dedication its purpose as outlined above.