School-Based Social Work Education and Network Development (SSWEND)


Applications for the AY 24-25 generalist and advanced generalist cohorts of SSWEND Scholars will open January 1st, 2024 and priority review will be given to those who apply by January 31st, 2024. Applications for post-MSW students are accepted year-round.


The School-Based Social Work Education and Network Development Program (Project SSWEND) is an innovative partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage School District (ASD). Project SSWEND will increase the number of qualified school-based mental health service providers from diverse backgrounds within the communities served and allow the district to promote inclusive and empirically supported practices within the district. 

Project SSWEND will train 31 SSWEND fellows to provide a positive impact on inclusive practices and child outcomes in high-needs schools across Anchorage School District. Additionally, Project SSWEND will meet locally identified needs for mental health service professionals. Program activities include placing MSW students in practicums in ASD high-need schools, advising fellows through the required coursework, enhancing fellows’ networks and education through professional organizations, and assisting SSWEND graduates in acquiring their Type C Certification and becoming employed as a school-based mental health service provider. 



Meet the Team



School of Social Work University of Alaska Anchorage


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Contact Us:
Matthew Cuellar, Assistant Professor, BSW Program Chair

Phone: 907-786-6901



UAA School of Social Work
UAA Professional Studies Building
2533 Providence Dr, Suite 234
Anchorage, AK 99508


Mailing Address:
UAA School of Social Work
3211 Providence Dr, PSB 234
Anchorage, AK 99508

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