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History shows importance of social work

Jane Addams, known as “The Mother of Social Work,” 
founded the U.S. Settlement House Movement in Chicago 
in the late 1800s. Addams and other social workers after her
 have led the way in developing social safety net programs

By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Americans have today did not exist — and they would ... Read More »

Students advocate on the Hill as part of Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace and Laetitia Clayton, News staff An estimated 400 social work students from more than 45 schools across the nation gathered at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in March to learn about the power of social work. NASW CEO Angelo McClain told the students that their help was needed in urging Congress to support the Improving Access ... Read More »

Video project showcases membership in NASW

By Paul R. Pace, News staff For Mary-Elizabeth Tuggle, a social worker with the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., being a member of NASW has provided opportunities to participate in leadership roles. “It makes me become more involved with the field of social work,” Tuggle said during her interview for NASW’s special video project that is debuting this month ... Read More »

Social Work Month filled with activities

By Rena Malai, News staff Since its first Social Work Month theme in 1966 — “Support Social Work Education in Your State” — promoting Professional Social Work Month in March has been a priority for NASW. Each year, NASW creates a new theme for the monthlong campaign, with the goal of bringing all social workers together to celebrate and shine ... Read More »

Expert referral list to be expanded for Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are engaged in a variety of fields and specialties. To help highlight this important detail, NASW is expanding its expert referral list for National Professional Social Work Month, which is celebrated every March. “All People Matter” is this year’s theme for the campaign that promotes the value of social work and puts ... Read More »

Theme chosen for 2014 Social Work Month

NASW has chosen “All People Matter” as the theme for National Professional Social Work Month 2014. The theme was chosen because history has shown that the policies and programs created by social workers seek to give people, regardless of their circumstances, the opportunity to cope with and transcend obstacles. Social workers believe that each person has the right and potential ... Read More »

Social workers shine light on profession during Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social Work Month 2013 video:  http://youtu.be/rQq_JL1OmkI Kathy Shelton-Riek, associate professor of social work at Livingstone College in North Carolina, takes great pride in being a social worker. For her, National Professional Social Work Month, celebrated every March, means something special. “I think it is critical that we keep the dream of Jane Addams alive,” ... Read More »

Members urged to celebrate, advocate for the profession

By Rena Malai, News staff Social Work Month has arrived, and NASW urges members to get involved in this nationwide acknowledgement of the social work profession. Sponsorship ads will air on NPR during March, and will reach an audience of more than 20 million, said Gail Woods Waller, NASW’s communications director. The promotion of Social Work Month will specifically be ... Read More »

List offers 100 ideas to help celebrate Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, News staff There are literally 100 ways social workers can take part in National Professional Social Work Month this March. Visitors to  www.SocialWorkMonth.org can view the suggestions that are conveniently grouped in 10 categories: Students; Entertainment; Profession; Social; Media; Publications; Research; Events; Partners; and Advocacy. The 100 ways list was designed to spice up the annual ... Read More »

National Professional Social Work Month Theme Chosen for 2013

Social workers believe that helping people navigate difficult environments, while respecting their innate strengths, improves lives. With that in mind, NASW announced the 2013 National Professional Social Work Month theme as “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy.” Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the ... Read More »