Social Work Month 2012 Photo Project: Social Workers Inspire Hope

Mar 5, 2012

The theme of the 2012 Social Work Month is Social Work Matters. Social work matters because the social work profession has been instrumental in achieving civil rights and human rights advances in the United States and across the globe for more than a century. The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable. These social work matters are the issues that our nation and individuals struggle with and challenges that we must overcome. They include poverty, inequality, insecurity, fear, violence, trauma, loss, and pain. Our world would be radically different without the contributions of social workers.

Social work has built a reputation as the helping profession for over a century and has made significant contributions to the strength and vitality of our country and its communities during that time period. We have done that work through a firm belief in hope and resiliency. Social Work is the profession of hope. Tell us how you inspire hope today.

Help us celebrate our profession in March by answering the question “Social Workers Inspire Hope By…” Deadline: We will be accepting photos through March 31st, however for consideration for the World Social Work Day 2012 Video, photos must be received by March 15th.

World Social Work Day Video
Each year, the National Association of Social Workers submits a video to the International Federation of Social Workers in honor of World Social Work Day.  The photos you submit will be considered for inclusion in this video.

Submit your photo today!* Help us put a personal face on the Social Work Matters theme and tell us how social workers inspire hope.

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*Terms and Conditions:  You must be 18+ years old to participate. NASW reserves the right to post, not to post, and/or remove submitted photos from NASW web properties.  NASW reserves the right to post, disallow or delete any photo on its group, Facebook presence and NASW websites at its discretion. Submission of photos does not ensure that said photos will appear on the NASW website, the NASW Flickr group or NASW’s World Social Work Day Video.

By submitting photos and information (IP content) to this photo campaign you grant to NASW non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable license to use the submitted photos for promotional and advertising purposes, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. Through your submission you also represent and warrant that you have the right to make such grants and have obtained permission from the photographer and subject of each submitted photo to use it as provided in these rules.

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