NASW (National Association of Social Workers) is celebrating social workers in 2013 with the theme "Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work." The theme is derived from concepts developed throughout the long history of social workers helping people overcome obstacles to make life changes that lead to hope and a better life.
Social workers work in various roles advocating for individuals as well as working through systems to help improve processes and availability of resources to the most vulnerable. According to NASW, there are currently 650,000 professionally trained social workers in the United States working in the fields of healthcare, mental health services, family caregiving, child development and veterans' assistance, to name a few.
Recognition of Social Workers Month is an opportunity to celebrate social workers in our community who are making a difference!
For more information about Social Work Month 2013 or the social work profession, visit SocialWorkMonth.org.