Thank you Social Workers!

In honor of Social Work Month, LCPS would like to recognize all of our hardworking social workers! Thank you for your tireless efforts to help support families throughout the district!

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is helping lead this year’s Social Work Month celebration in March with a campaign centered around the theme “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.”

The campaign will inform the public and legislators about the crucial role social workers for generations have played in improving the well-being of people and helping our nation become a better place to live.

Social work is a fast-growing profession with more than 680,000 social work professionals in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clinical social workers are the largest group of mental health providers in the United States and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the biggest employers of social workers with a master’s degree.

Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way, helping bring together people and communities to find ways to address pressing individual, group and societal issues such as hunger, affordable housing, equal rights for all and making organizations and government accountable.

Social workers also follow the NASW Code of Ethics, which calls on members of the profession to enhance human well-being and meet the basic needs of all people, with particular attention on the needs and empowerment of those who are vulnerable, oppressed or living in poverty.

The services of social workers are needed now more than ever before as the nation grapples with issues such as income equality, the opioid addiction crisis, the environment and continued struggle for equal rights for all. During Social Work Month, we hope you will take time to learn more about the profession and support the work of social workers in improving the lives of individuals and families and our society.

-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren, pdahlgren@lcps.net, (575) 527-5808