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Social Work Month 2018

Social Work Superheroes

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Social workers are often called upon to “use our powers.” People may say we're super heroes. I’ll confess: these powers are honed social work skills, and we can all develop them. To the untrained eye, they look miraculous. more

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NASW vice president Mit Joyner calls on all social workers to lead the change our nation seeks. Collectively, she writes, all social workers will bend forcefully and without apology the arc of justice toward equality for all. more

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Rich Kenney recalls a conversation about MLK Day among four teenagers in a van. It's the kind of conversation you might hear any day of the year if you're a social worker. more

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Had this social worker not been licensed, what accountability would this practitioner have had to the profession or to the client? If not for a regulatory board, who would advocate that unethical practitioners must be held accountable? more

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Social workers bring an ethical perspective that is magnified and enhanced through licensure, and licensure in turn strengthens the core values of the profession through public protection. more

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Mediating conflict, promoting health and wellness, facilitating social media workshops, drafting letters to parents, and leading meditation groups are just several ways in which school-based social workers are utilized at Harlem Children's Zone. more

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Social worker Shaumane Paulk writes about the social work core value of dignity and worth of the person. more

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Darla Spence Coffey, president and CEO of CSWE, encourages social workers to practice self-care and organizations to place more emphasis on providing a healthy working environment. more

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Nicole George is a social worker running for District 21 Metro Council in Louisville, Kentucky. This is her message for Social Work Month 2018 about what social workers do. more

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Therapy is tough work. It is for courageous and brave people who are willing to make that special step into the unknown - to make a commitment to reveal their most intimate experiences and feelings and to partner and collaborate with a therapist. more

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Jennifer Hancock writes about how her agency, Volunteers of America Mid-States, not only made a commitment to employee wellness, but invested in an agency-wide wellness initiative to support that commitment. She committed to her own self-care, too. more

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Think what the world would be like without social workers. If the profession ended this decade, would it matter? I contend that it would matter, and matter greatly. more

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What motivates and inspires you? Lakeya Cherry, CEO of the Network for Social Work Management, looks to social work colleagues and the broader society for motivation. more

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I aim to help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs while empowering vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished populations. This mission resonates with me in both personal and professional contexts. more

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U.S. Army social worker Mark Wesseler answers the question, "What's so great about social work?" more

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Social workers will meet on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC, for Social Work Day on the Hill. Social workers must do everything within our power to help save democracy if we believe democracy is essential to economic and social justice. more

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"Addiction," by April Gardner, is the 3rd place practitioner winner in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest. more

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"Dreamers," by Daniel Magos, is the 2nd place winner in the practitioner category in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest. more

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"Perspectives," by Rich H. Kenney, Jr., is the 1st place winner in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest, practitioner category. more

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"It's Your Choice To Hate" by Jasmine Nelson is 3rd place winner in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest, student category. more

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