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2016 Annual Conference in King of Prussia
October 6-9, 2016


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Student Poster Presentations

NASW-PA continues to provide social work students (current students and graduates within the past three years) the opportunity to showcase their research, methodologies, findings, and ideas for future research at our annual conference. Have your research seen, heard, and potentially impact the delivery of services to clients/clinicians as you interact with social workers from across the state at our President’s Reception on Thursday evening. So much of your time has been spent on this project; take the time to share it with your peers!

Each participant will be listed in our conference program, provided five feet of table top display space, invited to bring one guest to the President’s Reception, and will be extended the presenters conference fee rate if staying for the conference.

Submit an abstract of your research project to to participate. Information must be received by August 12, 2016




 Annual Awards

(nomination deadline is Friday, August 12, 2016)

The NASW-PA Annual Awards are presented at the Annual Conference. Please consider nominating an outstanding and dedicated social worker for the following awards (click on the award to learn more about it and for nomination form) 

Please complete online nomination form below or email the following to

1. Your contact information (name, email, phone, etc)
2. Name of nominee along with contact information
3. How long you have known  and in what capacity (peer, supervisor, etc)
4. A nomination letter that will provide the selection committee with information on who the nominee is, his/her contributions to the profession, and reasons why he/she should be selected.



Lifetime Achievement Award: Qualifications
1. Demonstrated repeated achievement throughout their career as a social worker
2. Received recognition beyond the social work profession.
3. Make contributions with lasting impact.
4. Have been in social work practice a minimum of 15 years.
5. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA.

Social Worker of the Year Award: Qualifications

1. Have made a demonstrated difference within the past 3 years, in an area such as those listed below or the results of such an effort become apparent in the past year:
    * Advocacy for Clients
    * Impact on social policy
    * Exceptional practice
     * Program creation
    * Innovative research
2. Demonstrate leadership.
3. Take risks to achieve results.
4. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA.

Public Citizen of the Year Award: Qualifications

1. Make a significant contribution to an area or population of concern to social work, such as
    * Public social issues
    * Populations at risk
    * Quality of life for communities
2. Produce work of lasting impact.
3. Demonstrate leadership.
4. Act with courage and verve.
5. Exemplify social work values and ethics.
6. Not hold a social work degree.

Kristin Bowser Young Social Worker of the Year Award: Qualifications
1. Have a history of outstanding service in the following area(s)
    * Advocacy for clients
    * Impact on social policy
    * Exceptional practice
    * Program creation
2. Be under 30 years of age.
3. Demonstrate professional leadership.
4. Hold a social work degree.
5. Be a member in good standing of NASW-PA


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