Tag Archives: Social Work Month

NASW launches celebration of Social Work Month 2015, association’s 60th Anniversary

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) today launched its celebration of National Social Work Month in March and the 60th anniversary of the association with activities that highlight this year’s theme, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.” NASW is the largest professional social work organization in the United States, with members employed in more than 50 different fields ... Read More »

NASW Statement on World Social Work Day 2014

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is today celebrating World Social Work Day 2014 by urging social workers in the United States and around the world to use their skills and talents to help solve social and economic crises. NASW, the nation’s largest group of professional social workers, also wants to remind the public of the social work profession’s ... Read More »

Social workers across nation celebrated in March

By Paul R. Pace, News Staff National Professional Social Work Month was celebrated in March and the theme “Social Work Matters” was heralded from coast to coast. “Social workers believe that a nation’s strength depends on the ability of the majority of its citizens to lead productive and healthy lives,” said NASW President Jeane Anastas. “Every day, social workers help ... Read More »

It’s National Professional Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, NEWS Staff It’s March. That means it is National Professional Social Work Month and social workers everywhere are encouraged to spread the message of this year’s theme, “Social Work Matters.” U.S. Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, D-N.Y., will join the more than 60 members of Congressional Social Work Caucus on World Social Work Day, March 20, on ... Read More »

Media Awards Part of Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, NEWS Staff Encouraging newspapers, broadcast stations and online resources to help spread the word about the important role social workers play in society has been a tradition of National Professional Social Work Month, which is celebrated each March. The outreach effort relies on thousands of social workers from coast to coast to use local media resources ... Read More »

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) initiated a discussion to develop a Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development in June 2010. The following four areas provided the framework for the agenda: Social and economic inequalities within countries and between regions ... Read More »

Senator and Social Worker Barbara Mikulski Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Senator Mikulski of Maryland, will be inducted into the 2011 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Senator Mikulski began her career as a community organizer in Maryland, and is the longest-serving female Senator in history. During her tenure as a Senator, Mikulski has developed and supported legislation promoting equal healthcare for American women, Medicare reform, better care for ... Read More »

NASW and CSWE Leaders on Rep. Ed Towns’ TV Show

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark and CSWE President Mit Joyner, joined Congressman Ed Towns on his television program, Political News and Views, on March 10, 2011, to discuss the importance of the social work profession to our nation. Congressman Towns is a proud social worker and covered a variety of topics including the diverse fields of social work practice, how ... Read More »

Social Work Month Resolution Passes

On March 17, the House of Representatives passed the Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day Resolution honoring social workers by a vote of 419-0.  Social worker and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter managed the bill during the debate.  To view the debate and final passage, please go to: Video of Reps. Shea-Porter and Guthrie managing the social work month ... Read More »

Happy Social Work Month

Every now and then, something very significant takes place during my work day. Yesterday was one of those days. I had the opportunity to meet and spend some time with Congressman John Lewis from Georgia. I imagine almost all of you recognize his name. He is often called “one of the most courageous persons in the Civil Rights Movement” and ... Read More »