March is National Social Worker Month
Updated: Mar 29, 2019
FSRI employs approximately 50 social workers, not including staff who are currently pursuing their MSWs! FSRI social workers are employed in most of our programs, including Early Childhood, Foster Care, Residential, Integrated Care, Home Based, School Based, FCCP, AIDS Project Rhode Island, Mount Pleasant Academy, Lucy’s Hearth, and the list goes on. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to our colleagues for their impactful work!
Social Work Month was officially recognized as a national observance in 1984 in order to celebrate the contribution of social workers and bring awareness to the profession. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) identifies a theme every year to increase public knowledge and understanding about what social workers do. This year’s theme – “Elevate Social Work” recognize that social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.
With a national workforce of approximately 682,000, it is estimated that an additional 110,000 social workers will enter the field over the next seven years. For more interesting facts: Open the National Social Worker Infographic And, to learn more about social work month and this year’s theme, visit NASW’s website: https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Month