The 2008 Social Work Month Tookit is now available at www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/swMonth/2008
Celebrate Social Work Month â March 2008
The 2008 Social Work Month
Each year social workers across the country celebrate the profession during March â National Professional Social Work Month.Â We reflect on the history of the profession, celebrate the important work that is currently being done and look toward a future of promise for the individuals, families and communities we serve.
Our focus for Social Work Month is a central tenant of social work â building on strengths.Â The foundation for growth and change in an individual, a family and a community are their strengths.Â More than 600,000 social workers are educated in the âstrengths perspectiveâ which emphasizes working with client or community resources, capabilities, support systems, and motivations to meet current challenges.
All individuals, families and communities have strengths.Â Understanding and utilizing these strengths are essential to improving emotional health and well-being.
The Social Work Month 2008 logo signifies the connections that social workers provide between the areas from which people draw their strength â home, health, family, friends, and communities.