Social Work Month 2014

Social Work Month 2014

March is National Social Work Month! The National Association of Social Workers has chosen the 2014 Social Work Month theme:  “All People Matter.” NASW selected this year’s theme and logo to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.  Social workers across the globe believe that all people have dignity and deserve respect.

During Social Work Month 2014, THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is featuring writings and creative works of social work students, practitioners, and educators. These works, which will be posted here throughout the month of March, reflect passion for the profession of social work. Be inspired and informed!

This poem by Claudia Marcela Hernandez Palacio celebrates the magnificence of the social work profession. Read more

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The Legacy We Leave - a social work poem Read more

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Social work is something I have always had a passion for. As I grew up in a home with a mother who works as a social worker, becoming a social worker myself was a given. Read more


Social work is a broad field. You can do lots of different things while being a social worker. Social work is a helping field. Everything you do as a social worker can be meaningful. Read more

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From the time I was seven and I lost my mother, I felt different. I felt like my being on this earth was for a reason and that I was destined to do something great with my life. I did not fit in with my family. I spoke different, and I thought Read more

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Far too often, self care is referred to and referenced as a way to prevent burnout. Although that is a good reason to take care of yourself, I do find another less talked about and more appealing reason. It’s okay to just want to enjoy life more. Read more


when my phone rings in the middle of the night, there's a power surge that happens in my brain. i want to hear that the person is headed to the hospital, and that all is not lost. i want to know that the one action justified the next action, but Read more

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Who inspires me as a social worker? Everyone inspires me. Read more

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What I Love About Social Work - The joy! The passion! Being around others who are just as devoted as you are to better our communities. Read more


I love social work. I love belonging to a profession whose sole purpose is to help people and make the world a better place to live. Read more

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Green Mixed Media - Imagine

Mary Martinez-Drovie

An online exhibit of three pieces of art by a social worker, Mary Martinez-Drovie: Imagine, The Guitar, and The Beginning of Mother Earth. Read more

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And the years evaporated. I knew her story in a flash. It was all there. Mark (Dr. O’Neil) had called at about 9 p.m. on a Friday evening from Labor & Delivery, his voice reflecting an uncommon measure of distress. Read more


“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” is a quote that best defines my approach to the social work profession. I chose this profession for the fulfillment of effecting change through interpersonal relationships Read more

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My desire to help people began at age 11, after seeing the devastation crack cocaine caused in my childhood community. Over time, my desire to help others blossomed and became fine tuned. Here are a few tips for discovering your social work specialty Read more



Photo by Laura Saltzman.

Photography and writing about social work as a bridge. Read more

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Social Work Month Message from Linda Grobman

A brief audio message for Social Work Month from Linda Grobman, publisher and editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Read more

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Why I Became a Social Worker - to be a helper. Read more

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A poem about social work with groups, by Susan Boykin. Read more

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NASW President Jeane Anastas reflects on Social Work Month 2014. She says: The theme of Social Work Month this year is “All People Matter,” and I cannot think of a better way to sum up what the profession of social work means to me. Read more


World Social Work Day 2014 Poster

International Federation of Social Workers

World Social Work Day 2014

Today, March 18, 2014, is World Social Work Day! Download posters in 26 different languages. Read more

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