What is PASWE?

Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE)

The Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) was originally formed in 1973 as the result of discussions among emerging BSW programs across the state interested in advancing baccalaureate social work education. PASWE expanded to include all undergraduate and graduate social work education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any university professors who teach social work related content are automatically members of PASWE. The current PASWE President is Dr. Alex Redcay, Millersville University (pictured below).

PASWE’s purpose is to provide opportunities to identify and develop strategies to address shared concerns related to social work education and social work students. In 2014, the PASWE moved its annual conference to partner with the annual National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) conference.

Together NASW and PASWE hope to serve social work students and faculty by meeting their needs through participation in the annual conference and in the social work profession.  Johanna Byrd (pictured below), is the Executive Director of NASW-PA.

All social work faculty, students, and professionals are encouraged to join NASW and to attend the annual conference where you can receive Continuing Education Credits (CEU).

PASWE holds a student research poster competition with cash prizes at the annual NASW conference. NASW & PASWE have partnered to award the top undergrad, graduate, and doctoral student for the best poster.

If a student would like to register for the poster competition, please email Amy Sagen (pictured below), chief operating officer at NASW-PA at asagen.naswpa@socialworkers.org

If you would like more information regarding PASWE, please contact PASWE President, Alex Redcay, at Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu or 717-480-0585.

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