March 20, 2018
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers to spread awareness about the special work they do. From helping children in schools to providing comfort to seniors in nursing homes, social workers are making a difference in the lives of others.
Since 1984, when the White House officially recognized Social Work Month, it has had its own theme and goal to promote and bring understanding to the extraordinary work social workers do. This year’s theme focuses social workers role as Leaders, Advocates, and Champions in making our society a better place to live.
Our nation’s more than 600,000 social workers are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of all people, by finding ways to address individual, group and societal issues. When things are at their most challenging it is typically a social worker who steps in and brings order to the chaos. They have an amazing ability to help those in need.
Social workers are the largest group of providers of mental health services in the United States. They confront some of the most challenging issues of the day, including immigration reform, health care, equal rights and mental health issues. They have an incredibly stressful and exhausting job that can be physically and emotionally draining. Social workers are superheroes to the most vulnerable members of society.
In recognition of the numerous contributions made by social workers, Memorial Healthcare honors and celebrates the social work professionals who tirelessly work to make our nation a better place to live.