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School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) National Model Recommended Ratio Wisconsin 2022-2023 Ratio of School Social Workers to Students
*if working with general education students; if serving students with more intensive needs, a ratio of 1:50 is recommended.
Percentage of School Districts in WI with at least 1 school social worker (2022-2023) # of School Social Workers in WI (2022-2023)

Connect with DPI’s School Social Work Consultant!

The School Social Work Consultant’s role on the Student Services, Prevention and Wellness team (SSPW) includes the provision of expert leadership, consultation and technical assistance activities to local school districts, state and local agencies, parents and interest groups regarding school social work practice, ethics and boundaries, pupil records and confidentiality, attendance and truancy prevention, suicide prevention, child abuse and neglect prevention, sexual violence prevention and response, trauma sensitive schools, equitable practices and systems, comprehensive school mental health systems, special education related services, out-of-home care, homelessness, support for individuals with marginalized identities, and other topics involving school, home, and community collaboration. The consultant is also responsible for providing leadership and consultative assistance to colleges and universities, professional organizations and other interest groups regarding pre-service preparation and continuing professional development for school social workers.

Julie Incitti, DPI School School Social Work Consultant


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New School Social Worker Resource Sharing Sessions

This is an opportunity geared towards individuals new or fairly new, to the field of school social work - all school social workers are welcome. Drop in to chat about resources available through DPI, ask practice questions, and get support from the state’s school social work consultant and special guests. General session topics are provided, however discussions may stray from the topic. This is not a training and does not supplant coursework from a university program, but instead it is another place to ask questions and learn about state and national resources. These sessions will not be recorded, however resources shared will be added to this webpage.

These sessions are drop-in and no registration is needed.

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For questions about this information, contact (608) 266-8960