Tag Archives: Social Work Month

Social workers are role models and public services people should know about

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Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social workers are essential to community well-being. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing so much uncertainty, fear, stress, anxiety and grief it’s imperative to share stories of hope and inspiration. As an essential social worker, I have provided vital food to food insecure ... Read More »

Social Workers Are ‘Glue’ That Holds Things Together

During the pandemic, the phone became our friend, one social worker says.

By Ellen Kersen, LCSW In the seven years I have been working for Senior Community Care PACE in Montrose, Colorado,  I have never experienced such great emotional need than in the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from an open day center where we could see our seniors in person weekly to a home-based program where we were not advised ... Read More »

Social Workers Address Covid, Pediatrics, and Mental Health

For months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19.

By Alana Epstein, LCSW Every single Monday for months, an average of 10 California-based pediatricians and five mental health providers volunteer their time to answer community questions about Covid-19 and its effect on the lives of children, their families, and the community. Topics have included contact tracing, mitigating or controlling the spread of Covid-19, the science behind the latest developments, ... Read More »

And Then the World Turned Upside Down

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By Nicole Adelman, MSS, LCSW Last year, at the beginning of Social Work month, I acknowledged my colleagues and the profession I love on social media. The year before, I noted that everyone’s been touched by a social worker, more times than they could probably count, but never knew. Because we’re everywhere. And then the world turned upside down. Health ... Read More »

As School Social Workers, We Did What We Knew to Do

Social worker Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW, organizes book bags and school supplies for distribution to families in her Alabama school district.

By Sakia Gable Dixon, LICSW I do not know one person who anticipated the challenges of 2020.  Each has his or her struggles, mishaps, and reasons for distress from year to year. An attack on our nation and world at large, COVID 19 proved that we would not remain the same.  This virus affected us physically, mentally, and financially. The ... Read More »

What can be done to raise social work salaries? Listen to our podcast series and leave your comments

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During Social Work Month in March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is beginning a conversation on how to raise the salaries of social workers. Despite social workers’ invaluable contributions, their salaries continue to lag behind those of other helping professions such as nurses, police and high school teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor of Statistics. In March ... Read More »

Celebrate Social Work Month With 20% Off NASW Press Books and eBooks

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Your discount will automatically be applied to your print book order prior to the final credit card charge. For eBook purchases, please enter coupon code: APSWM19. For more information about all NASW Press titles, including books, eBooks, reference works, journals, brochures, and standards, visit the NASW Press website. If you have questions please send an email to press@socialworkers.org or call ... Read More »

NASW makes TV appearances during Social Work Month

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It’s Social Work Month and NASW officials are doing interviews around the nation about the important work of social workers. Watch TV interviews with NASW South Carolina President-Elect Dr. Macie Smith and NASW Texas Branch Chair Shanna Rogers and a “Manic Monday” appearance by the NASW Maryland chapter on WJZ-TV in Baltimore to promote Social Work Month and social workers ... Read More »