Resilience is the power and ability to recover readily from adversity, that correctly defines the fabrication of America’s social workers. The month of March is dedicated to recognizing more than 650,000 of these highly trained professionals who fight for a better future despite personal and systemic obstacles. Social workers advocate for millions of people every day so they can live a better life. With these concepts in mind, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) announced the theme of this years Social Work Month as ” Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy” The Power of Social Work. “
Social workers help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, physical illness, divorce, mental ilness, and so much more. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life.
In recognition that our nation would be less successful without the contributions of America’s social workers, Together We Rise would like to recognize the month of March 2013, as Professional Social Work Month and call upon all citizens to join us in celebration and support of the Social Work profession.
Please visit: http://www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/swMonth/default.asp to find out how to help millions of Americans understand why social workers matter to a successful and healthy democracy.