Social Worker Month Recognized

With a new decade beginning, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will help lead this year’s Social Work Month celebration in March with the theme “Social Workers: Generations Strong” to honor the positive contributions social workers have made to this nation over generations.
The Social Work Month campaign will inform the public, policymakers and legislators about the way the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers each day meet people where they are and help them live to their fullest potential. It will also look at the way social workers from every generation – from the Silent Generation to Generation Z – are shaping our society for the better.
Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, with the number of people employed in social work to grow by 11 percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Social work is a profession with expansive borders. You will find social workers everywhere in our society. In schools, in centers for veterans, in mental health and health care facilities, in corporations and in local, state and federal government to name a few. In fact, many people do not know social workers account for the largest group of mental health care providers in the United States or that the Veterans Administration is the largest employer of social workers with master’s degrees.
Pennyrile Area Development District is honored to recognize our Social Work staff members! To learn how our Social Worker staff can help you or your family contact us at 866-844-4396.