I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all social workers for the amazing things they do every day. Social workers are highly educated, trained and licensed professionals who help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) presents this year’s theme: “Social Workers Stand Up!” And the message conveys a deep understanding of what social workers do. The NASW states the following:
Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities.
Social workers have always and will continue to do what they do best, helping those in need and enhancing well-being for individuals and communities. There are many social workers in our area who work in hospitals, drug counseling, hospice, mental health, correctional facilities and other fields in our community. These professionals have devoted their lives and careers to helping others.
Please join us to commemorate National Social Work Month on March 21, 2017 at Shawnee State University in the Clark Memorial Library, room 205 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.