Thursday, February 4, 2016

Social Work Day on the Hill - March 1-2, 2016

March is Social Work Month. Social workers from across the country will gather together for a day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC:
BSW, MSW, PhD social work students and new entry profes­sionals from across our nation will join together in Washington DC to attend the second annual student-led Social Work Student Advocacy Day on the Hill. The Congressional Auditorium in the Capitol Visitor Center from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM is the location of the full-day conference that is organized by social work students and sponsored by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) and the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW). Come meet and greet other social work students, new entry social work professionals, and other colleagues. The March 1st, Social Work Student Advocacy Day on the Hill is the kick off event for the Congressional Social Work Caucus' Annual “Social Work Day on the Hill” on March 2, 2016.

The goal of the March 1st event is to discuss how policy is shaped and learn the critical issues that affect the social work profession and our consumers. This year's event will focus on H.R. 3712, the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015. Hands on training will provide unique opportunities for engaged social work students and others to learn first hand how advocates can promote professional growth and inclusion. Hear how event speakers and other leaders voice ideas and the professions concerns to legislators and Congressional staff. Most importantly, experience the power of social work by getting involved in collective engagement and experience the impact of direct advocacy efforts.
Click here to register for the event. The cost for registration is $25.00 which includes lunch. Early career professionals, guests, and sponsors are welcomed to participate.

Former congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns, in conjunction with the Congressional Social Work Caucus and its Chair, Rep. Barbara Lee, invite you to attend the Social Work Day on the Hill. It will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, on Capitol Hill. For more information, contact Charles E. Lewis Jr. at In the meantime, browse the 2015 press release and 2015 report of Social Work Day on the Hill.

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