This year marks the 60th anniversary of NASW.
National Professional Social Work Month, which takes place each March, will kick off NASW’s anniversary celebration.
The month serves as an opportunity for social workers and their supporters to highlight the important work social workers perform every day to make the world a better place.
The Social Work Month theme, “Social Work Paves the Way for Change,” is incorporated in the newly designed logo that symbolizes how social workers help people along a path toward change, despite obstacles in the way, said Greg Wright, NASW public relations manager.
Helping social workers promote the theme and the profession in their communities, as well as nationally and internationally, will once again be part of NASW’s Social Work Month efforts. NASW chapters across the U.S. also take part in events and many host annual conferences during March.
In honor of NASW’s 60th anniversary, the association plans to record and post videos of social workers who are retired, those in midcareer and young professionals.
“We want to ask them, ‘What value has the association brought to you and where do you see NASW in the next 60 years?’” Wright said.
The association plans to make “decade” posters available this year that highlight important milestones in NASW history as well, Wright noted. In addition, the NASW News plans to publish a special anniversary issue in October.
Returning for its fourth year will be the opportunity for social workers to vote for their favorite TV show, documentary, news article, blog and other media outlets in the annual Social Work Media Awards.
Visit Social Work Month.org for the latest plans and media tools, such as proclamations, letters to the editor, resources and more.