02 Mar Happy Social Work Month
Social workers across the commonwealth work hard everyday to ensure children are safe and secure, connect families to the resources they need, advocate for the most vulnerable, and so much more.
March is Social Work Month, a time to celebrate the great profession of social work! The theme for 2023 is Social Work Breaks Barriers. “Each day social workers help break down barriers that prevent people from living more fulfilling, enriched lives” NASW.
Each day social workers touch millions of lives. In fact, you, a family member, or a friend have likely already been helped by a social worker. You will find social workers practically everywhere: working in schools, hospitals, mental health care facilities, veteran centers, child welfare agencies and in local, state, and federal government.
In response to the number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, Face It was launched in 2013 and focuses on a three-pronged approach to address child abuse and neglect: promote best practices in child abuse prevention and intervention, advocate for effective policies to improve the child welfare system, and build awareness and engage the community.
Many of the Kosair For Kids Face It Movement’s most active partners are social workers! Social workers play a critical role in keeping kids safe and helping to build strong families. They often work in demanding contexts and help people process difficult situations. Social workers empower people by giving them the skills, knowledge, resources, and encouragement to overcome life’s challenges. Social workers help educate parents on positive parenting, how to prioritize self-care, help caregivers build resilient children and families, and help to identify and break down barriers to positive parenting. Partnering with local and statewide agencies and collaborating to help families thrive and succeed is crucial to ensuring happy, healthy, safe families. So, THANK YOU social workers, we appreciate YOU!
Learn more about Social Work Month from the National Association of Social Workers. Let’s celebrate social workers all month long!