The 2011 Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers Change Futures”, and click here to see more details about this!
A highlight to the month will be World Social Work Day, celebrated March 15..
Groups of social workers from across the country are organizing “meet-up” and “tweet-up” activities on March 15, which is World Social Work Day. Jenna Mehnert, executive director of the NASW Pennsylvania Chapter, said efforts are under way to host a “Social Work Shout Out” and visibility campaign in Philadelphia on March 31. “The intent of the event is to make the social work profession visible in a positive light with a blast both in person and through social media,” she said.
“Throughout March we’re encouraging social workers to tweet, update status messages, post on blogs and post videos online that help explain what they do,” said Ebony Jackson, Web designer at NASW. The toolkit offers templates and speaking topics to assist participants with messages and videos. Social workers and fans of the profession can even post the Social Work Month 2011 logo as their Facebook profile photo during March. The Social Work Month 2011 theme promotes the role of social worker as positive change agent. There are many professional social workers in the world who has dedicated their careers to either helping people transform their lives, or improving environments that make such progress possible.
In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country – wherever we’re needed – starting here and now.
Let's celebrate...and don't forget how social workers are important to our future!!!