The New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA) is a statewide organization whose purpose is:


· To provide a forum for social work faculty, deans and directors, field instructors, students, practitioners and administrators to exchange information regarding social work education and related issues.

· To identify needs, issues and concerns central to social work education, as well as appropriate responses to those needs.

· To advocate on behalf of the social work education community.

· To promote, encourage, and support activities that provide a greater understanding of the profession of social work and the role and contributions of social work educators.




Sponsors an Annual Conference                                                 

The annual Fall 2018 Conference begins with a “Social” gathering at 7:30pm on the 3rd of October and ends after the Friday Luncheon on October 5th. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.

The theme is Transforming Consciousness: Social Workers as Social Justice Architects

Call for Papers (click here)

Schedule of Events

Organizes an Annual Lobby Day

Social Work programs from across New York State  gather in Albany to collectively advocate on issues determined by the collaboration of NASW and NYSSWEA.


Advocacy day was April 25, 2018 - issues on the agenda were:

1. Social Work Investment Initiative (#InvestinSocialWork)

2. Banning Conversion Therapy (#BornPerfect)


Programs also advocated for locally relevant issues with their legislators. 


Cultivates Leadership of Students and New Professionals

Through conference presentations, legislative advocacy activities and Board membership, students and new professionals are afforded opportunities to develop leadership skills.

We must never lose sight of our responsibility to ensure that people in need will be served by those competent to help them with their problems...

Ron Federico

New York State Social Work Education  Association