Thursday, March 1, 2012

Social Work Month 2012 Theme

The official 2012 Social Work Month theme is “Social Work Matters.”
Social work is the profession of hope. Social workers help people navigate through life’s difficult challenges.
Social workers and other professionals can access the NASW toolkit for logos, messages, merchandise, and topics in Adolescent and Youth Development; Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment; Aging and Family Caregiving; Military and Veterans Assistance; Child Protection and Family Services; Non-Profit Management and Community Development; Health Care Navigation; and Poverty Reduction.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will also host the 2012 national conference, Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work on July 22-25, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC . There will be three sessions: Interventions with Individuals, Families & Groups (Micro/Mezzo); Community and Policy-Level Interventions (Macro); and Interventions with/on behalf of Social Workers (Spirit of Social Work). I hope you have the opportunity to attend this exciting event.
In July of 2012, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will bring together hundreds of Social Workers and other helping professionals from across the country to expand their understanding about the importance of hope and resiliency in their work. Participants will enhance their understanding about the clinical and community uses of hope, discuss best practices, and identify topics for future research.

Details about the essay contest can also be viewed here.
Why do you believe that social work is the profession of hope? NASW is holding an online essay contest to find out why professional social workers, and social work students, believe that social work is the profession of hope. Answer the question above in 500 words or less and two winners will be selected to win an iPad.

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