March is National Social Work month when we take some time to reflect on the diverse and life-changing work that social workers do all over our nation and throughout the world. Social Workers share a deep belief that all people matter and this theme has been chosen to represent our profession for 2014.
We kick off this month (March 2-8) with a time that is special to NCSSWA as we recognize the unique and important contributions that School Social Workers make in the communities they touch. We are honored to represent such a compassionate group of people who are so committed to the students and families they empower each day.
The School Social Work Association of America has some great suggestions for how you can celebrate School Social Work week. They also have some wonderful materials that you can use to promote our profession such as articles, brochures, a practice model, presentations, and video. Take some time to spread awareness about the many hats that school social workers wear and to educate others about why they are
so crucial for student success.
Remember to take some time for self-care and to also show your appreciation to school staff and those that support you. Your work matters and has influenced those around you in ways you may never see. Thank you for your dedication and passion.
2014 Governor's Proclamation
NCSSWA President, Elizabeth Munson accepts the 2014 Governor's proclamation for School Social Work week 2014. State Superintendent, Dr. June Atkinson, presented the award along with Ben Matthews. Charlene Davidson, Susan Sweeney, and Chris Minard were also present to accept this honor on behalf of NC Social Workers.
Download Governor's Proclamation
Pictured Above: Charlene Davidson (NCSSWA President Elect), Elizabeth Munson (NCSSWA President), Dr. June Atkinson (State Superintendant), Susan Sweeney (2013 School Social Worker of the Year), and Dr. Ben Matthews (Director of Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division, DPI). Also Present: Christina K Minard, M.S. (Mental and Allied Health Consultant, DPI).