NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH
Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses, and government offices.
In their roles, they provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities, and to employers. Their services are provided in crisis situations or when life creates roadblocks and uncertainty. They guide us through the obstacles and help lift us out of the potholes. Social workers provide a voice for equal rights for the weakest of us and connect us to resources when we are in need.
Since social workers take on many roles, they are always in demand. Whether they provide their services to children, adults or families, social workers are highly trained and have earned at least a Bachelor of Social Work degree or higher.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSocialWorkMonth
The month-long observance is an opportunity to learn more about social work careers and how social workers provide a vital service to every community. During the month:
- Show your support for a social worker you know.
- Consider a career in social work.
- Learn about the different services provided by social workers.
- Participate in a job fair.
- Share why social work is important to you as a career or as a recipient of services.
- Visit www.naswnc.org or honor the field of social work by using #NationalProfessionSocialWorkMonth.
NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH HISTORY
National Social Work Month was first organized in March of 1963 by National Association of Social Workers as a way to encourage public support for the profession. Then in 1984, a joint resolution of Congress was passed and was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan under Proclamation 5167 on March 22 as National Professional Social Work Month.