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|Social Work Month 2016|
The official theme for Social Work Month in March 2016 is "Social Work: Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.”
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.
The theme "Social Work Paves the Way for Change" was selected to convey what NASW and the social work profession have done over the past six decades to bring about positive changes in society and for individuals.
Social workers—more than any other profession—recognize that more must be done to address persistent social problems such as poverty, lack of education and health care access, and discrimination based on gender, race, sexuality, or income. And they know that all people, no matter their circumstance, at some time in their lives may need the expertise of a skilled social worker.
For more information, visit socialworkmonth.org.
How will YOU celebrate Social Work Month?
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed March 2016 as Social Work Month in North Carolina!
NASW-NC's 2016 Social Work Month Toolkit:
Host/Attend an Event
Recruit a StudentResearch shows that young people who are involved in community volunteer work early in life are more likely to know social workers and to be interested in social work as a career.
Get InterviewedConsider introducing yourself to the people who write about or report on the issues you care about in your town. Post insightful comments on their blogs, email them good resources, or follow them on Twitter.
NASW Chapters host annual awards programs to recognize exemplary members, supportive policymakers, media allies, and inspiring public citizens. If you are an NASW member, please take time this year to nominate social workers and other community champions you admire.
Publish an ArticleThis Social Work Month, consider writing an op-ed, a letter to the editor, a guest column or a blog post to address an issue of concern for you.
Marketing social work services is an essential function of both a successful business and an effective non-profit organization.
Network OnlineThroughout March, we’re encouraging thousands of social workers to tweet, text and post short messages and videos online that help explain what they do.
Secure EndorsementsSocial Work Month provides an opportunity for social workers to celebrate their profession and reaffirm the life changing work they do in every community.