Join the School in Celebrating Social Work Month

In honor of Social Work Month, the School of Social Work will celebrate with a series of events and programs. Each week we will focus on a different value of the profession.

WEEK 1 (March 2-8): SOCIAL JUSTICE

The social work profession is known for its emphasis on social justice and its continuous fight against injustice.
WEAR RED this week to symbolize our passion for social justice and our desire to stop social injustice everywhere.

Thursday, March 6
Advocacy Day Presentation by NASW: All People Matter & How Do We Impact them? Advocacy!
12:00-1:00 pm

WEEK 2 (March 9-15): IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

The social work profession values the importance of relationships because relationships give birth to change, perseverance, and transformation. To be effective as a social worker is to be effective in the development of relationships.

WEAR YELLOW this week to symbolize the joy that arises from healthy relationships.

Tuesday, March 11
Donut You Love Social Work?, School of Social Work Student Lounge, 8:30-10 am
Treat yourself to a donut and a cup of coffee in the student lounge.

Thursday, March 14
LSW Review & Career Support, School of Social Work, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Licensing Preparation Workshop, 11am-12:30 pm
  • Breakout sessions for resume, cover letter, and interview support, 12:30-1:30 pm

WEEK 3 (March16-22): DIGNITY AND WORTH OF THE PERSON

The profession of social work stresses the inherent dignity and worth of every individual and their right to self-determination. WEAR BLUE this week to symbolize the loyalty and trust we seek to offer clients and the calming effect we seek to have on their lives.

Monday, March 17
Panel Discussion, “All People Matter: The importance of overcoming personal bias when working with difficult populations”, School of Social Work

Panelists:

  • Susan Bednar, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, LCSW, MSW 1996
  • RJ McNicholl, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, LCSW
  • Katie Sissors, Executive Director Center for Women in Transition, MSW 2010
  • Tracy Dace, Program Manager & Community Activist

Tuesday, March 18
Diversity Brownbag: Topic and facilitators TBD by Diversity Committee, School of Social Work
12:00-1:00 pm

WEEK 4 (March 23-31): SERVICE

The most recognized value of the profession of social work is service to those in need and serves as a constant reminder of the central role of every social worker which is to serve.

WEAR GREEN this week to symbolize the health and healing we work to bring to those we offer our service.

Monday, March 31
Give a Buck-Get a Duck Regatta (Social Work Student Giving Campaign), CRCE Waterslide, 11:30 am
Duck regatta will take place at 11:30 am at the CRCE aquatic center (winner does not need to be present to win).  If we meet our fundraising goal, students will be treated to a pizza party in the student lounge at noon following the regatta.