National Professional Social Work Month began in 1963 when the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) chose the month of March to highlight social service agencies throughout America. In 1984, with the support of Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Representative Edolphus Towns of New York, President Ronald Reagan signed a joint resolution legally recognizing March as Social Work Month. NASW has chosen various themes over the years. This year’s theme is Social Work Paves the Way for Change and conveys that our profession brings about positive changes in society and for individuals.
“Happy Social Work Month” to my social work colleagues and “Happy 60th Birthday” to NASW. Thank you for all you do for individuals, families, and communities.
True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. -Jane Addams, Social Worker, Noble Peace Prize winner
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