Help NASW Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Submit your profile

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Celebration

September 15 – October 15, 2009

You are cordially invited to help the National Association of Social Workers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2009.

Last year we reached out to Hispanic social workers and asked them to tell us why they chose the social work profession and what they felt were the most pressing issues in the Hispanic community.Their responses were published on NASW’s Web site for the general public www.HelpStartsHere.org. Please click here to see the roster of participants and links to their profiles. This project was extremely successful — the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration page was the 5thmost accessed page for the entire year with more than 8,000 visitors!

This year we would like to make submitting a profile a bit simpler. We ask that you tell us your name, work location, where you earned your social work degree(s) and tell us your area(s) of specialization. Please include an electronic photo, if possible. Next choose just one of the following questions to answer:

  • How will the reduction in social services, health, and education by the federal, state and local governments affect programs supporting the Hispanic population?
  • How can social workers help resolve social and public policy issues in the Hispanic population in a predominantly Americanized society without sacrificing cultural sensitivity?
  • Describe a typical day on the job.
  • Please describe some of the most rewarding moments in your career.
  • How can we better prepare social work school graduates for what they will experience on the job?
  • What do you want the public to know about Hispanic social workers that they may not be aware of?

Theresa Spinner from NASW Communications will compile your information, send you a draft for your review and approval, and then upload it to the HelpStartsHere.org web site.  You will not be asked to upload your information onto the site.  Email Theresa: tspinner@naswdc.org.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 10, 2009.  Profiles will be published on HelpStartsHere.org on September 15, 2009.

Thank you.

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