March is National Social Workers month and the first full week of March is usually National School Social Work Week. On January 22nd, 2021, Governor Wolf signed a proclamation of Home and School Visitor/School Social Worker Week for March 8-12th, 2021.
Colleagues are asked to use this opportunity to celebrate and promote the role of HSVs and SSWs in Pennsylvania Schools.
Additional resources are available from the National Association of Social Workers: https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Month
and the School Social Work Association of America: https://www.sswaa.org/school-social-work-week
KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY FORUM
Education Enterprise in Transition: A Call to Action.
The Kutztown University Community Forum, organized by the Department of Social Work, is a gathering of social work professionals, university community members, and community leaders. The purpose is to raise consciousness about—and craft solutions to—community needs, particularly as they pertain to families. Forum 2021 raises awareness of issues surrounding the education enterprise and its intersection with families, community, and students in an effort to promote best practices and a systemic, ethical response to regional and global needs. Experts identify best practices and social work professionals serve as catalysts to build and strengthen alliances across the practice continuum.
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PASSWP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapists (Section 58.36) and Professional Counselors (49.36) to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. PASSWP maintains responsibility for the program(s). (State Provider Approval # SWPR 004401).
Records of attendance are maintained by PASSWP for two years then destroyed.