Happy Social Work Month!
The 2023 theme is SOCIAL WORK BREAKS BARRIERS.
The theme “Social Work Breaks Barriers” resonates because social workers are on the frontlines helping our nation overcome myriad challenges including economic inequality, reproductive rights, racism, and natural disasters. More than 700,000 social workers nationwide entered the profession because of a strong desire to assist those in need and make our communities, our nation, and our world a better place for all. Did you know The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States? An expected 800,000 social workers will join the profession by 2030!
For generations, social workers have broken barriers to help people live better lives, and they continue to break barriers by empowering people in tough situations. For more than a century, they’ve helped break through barriers to help drive significant, positive changes in our nation. Social workers have transformed millions of lives along the way.
See the Social Work Month Proclamation by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper below: