Throughout March, the College of Social Work will join the National Association of Social Workers in celebrating Social Work Month. The observation is intended to raise awareness and acknowledgment of the crucial role social workers play in improving communities and empowering others, enabling them to live to their fullest potential.
Social workers account for the largest group of mental health service providers in the U.S., and the profession continues to be one of the fastest growing careers in the nation. The U’s 6,000 social work graduates can be found working in mental health centers, schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, substance use disorder treatment facilities, private companies, disaster sites, police departments and at all levels of government.
Use the hashtags #ElevateSocialWork and #SocialWorkMonth on social media to join in the month-long celebration and support of the social work profession.