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The Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) Conference includes several topics that address the needs of our youth, reducing barriers to learning and enhance the role of middle level education by promoting best instructional practices for young adolescents are included in the conference agenda. Top experts in their fields presents relevant and timely information throughout the conference. 

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Workshops are scheduled throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the year.  These one-day workshops are planned to be held at a location within a PASAP Region. 

Tentative Schedule  

Southwest Region Workshop - October 11, 2019, Montour Middle School, 60 Gawaldo Dr, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Northwest Region Workshop (North) - Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Northwest Tri-County IU 5, 252 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA

Northwest Region Workshop (South) - Friday, November 15, 2019 at Midwestern IU4, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA

Southeast Region Workshop - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Caron Treatment Centers, Wertz Training Center
65 Werner St., Wernersville, PA


PASAP is pleased to offer to its members free webinars each year.  Beginning in the fall and ending in the spring a series of four webinars are scheduled.  Current topics of interest relevant to SAP professionals in the field are offered.  All webinars are scheduled for broadcast at 2:30 p.m.

2019-2020 Webinars

Getting SAP Ready for Another Busy Year: A District Wide Perspective: Alycia Lenart and Terrie Taylor - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Five Things Educators Need to Know About Trauma & PBIS (and most don’t!): Susan Tarasevich - Wednesday, November 13, 2019  

How can SAP Teams help with all this vaping?: Melissa Groden - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Teens and Technology: Sarah Billman - Wednesday, April 22, 2020


PASAP offers professional development opportunities to school and child-serving agencies who support the Student Assistance Program in Pennsylvania.  Professional development opportunities are offered by PASAP through webinars, regional workshops, and the annual conference.  As a result, PASAP is offering a special recognition to Student Assistance professionals who are certified by the Pennsylvania Network of Student Assistance Services as having met the standards and competencies for the Pennsylvania Student Assistance Training and are approved by the Student Assistance Program Interagency Committee.


Submit a training that you have attended for review.



 Act 48 

PASAP is an PDE Approved Act 48 provider.  In order to receive credit for each workshop and conference session attended, participants must be present for the entire session and complete an evaluation survey for each session attended. 

Act 48 credits for our webinars are not currently available through PASAP.  We encourage webinar attendees to contact their local district Act 48  Committee to receive instructions on how to submit an application to receive Act 48 credit for each webinar attended.  Most if not all school districts have a procedure in place as a part of their Act 48 plan.  If approved, the district will submit the hours to PDE. 
Social Work

Social Work credits will be offered again this year. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFTA. A payment of $10 will be collected from interested participants at the time of conference check-in. In order to receive credit for each keynote and breakout session, participants must be present for the entire session and complete an evaluation survey for each session attended. Confirmation of completed workshop attendance hours is forwarded to the University of Pittsburgh at the conclusion of the conference.  Certificates are then mailed directly to participants within a few weeks. Please see a PASAP  official to scan the QR code on your Conference ID badge at the conclusion of the session to assure your attendance is counted.

PA Certification Board (PCB)

Attendees wishing to obtain PCB credits may submit an application to the PA Certification Board for individual approval. The application can be found on the PCB website at
http://www.pacertboard.org/ - click on “Education” at the top of the webpage; click on "Education and Trainer Forms;" and click on the "Individual Education Approval" form. There is a nominal fee to be submitted to PCB with your completed Individual Education Approval form and PASAP Letter of Attendance. The PASAP Letter of Attendance will be sent electronically following the conclusion of the conference. 

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 1254
State College, Pennsylvania 16804 

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