Friday, March 1, 2013

Social Work Month and World Social Work Day 2013

March is Social Work Month! The 2013 Theme is “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy.” 

This theme builds on the idea that “social work is the profession of hope.” Many practitioners and students say their work is about helping others move forward. Organizers also want the 2013 campaign to amplify the social worker’s role in helping people use their personal strengths to create a vision and a plan for what life can be. The website also includes 100 Ways to Promote Social Work.

World Social Work Day 2013 is March 19, 2013. Its theme is "Promoting Social and Economic Equalities." You can also read more about this in the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to Action.

This month will also include a special investigation on the state of the social work profession. I will address five problems within social work and provide recommendations that will improve the profession's image to the public as well as recruitment/retention efforts. I look forward to engaging discussions and thoughts from you! 

1 comment:

Blubtrflygrl said...

Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts! Thanks for sharing. This comes at a great time when I've felt overwhelmed with everything going on at work.......even losing a little "hope" myself. Just reminded me again of why I do what I do, and that I need to tune out everyone else but my clients I serve.