Our Vision

PASSWP envisions that all schools in Pennsylvania employ and value school social work personnel.

Our Mission

PASSWP seeks to endorse highly qualified school social work personnel through education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a commitment to social justice and enhancing human well-being.

Pictured above left to right: 

Front row: Dr. Dee Stalnecker (PD Chair), Dr. Christina Helfrick (President), Dr. Sylvia Bekele (Vice President)

Second row: Lindsay Knepp (Southern Regional Rep), Dr. Amanda Musser (Southern Regional Rep), Dawn Hoopes (PSEA Liaison)

Back row: Jamie Showers (Secretary), Chris Rich (Treasurer)

Online: Joe Werner (Past President), Leslie Rothberg (Eastern Regional Rep), Marisol Mantilla (Northern Regional Rep), Dr. Alicia Chico (Western Regional Rep)

Since 1978, PASSWP has been actively involved in the professional education of Home & School Visitors and School Social Workers in Pennsylvania.

Our board works with the Department of Education, and other professional organizations, to stay on the cutting edge of trends in the field.  We look to experts to provide training for the school social workers and home and school visitors who are delivering critical support services to students across the Commonwealth.

We are devoted to maintaining the highest possible standards for school social work personnel employed in our schools.  To that end, we work with Schools of Social Work and programs that provide education for Home & School Visitors in colleges and universities located within our state.

PASSWP strives to offer a variety of continuing education options and networking opportunities for our members and the broader social services community.

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