Strengthening Rural Social Workers Special Interest Group Meeting | NASW-NYS Special Interest Groups
Calling all Rural Social Workers! The term “rural” is often associated with remoteness and solitude. When social workers work in rural areas, they are vulnerable to the impacts of isolation: limited resources, lack of professional support, and burnout. At times, social workers in these areas are the only members of our profession employed within their organization. With supervision being limited and/or inaccessible to many of us, it is time we come together to support each other.
Join us as we explore rural topics, barriers, and social work practice implications to strengthen one another. Social workers have been on the frontlines fighting COVID-19, and it’s essential now more than ever that we are proactive in promoting overall wellness within ourselves.
Special Interest Groups (SIG) are member-led networks of social workers across New York State and beyond, connecting like-minded social workers on topics, practice areas, client populations, and other common interests for the purpose of sharing resources, and further developing support systems through the New York State Chapter.
Members of the New York State Chapter may facilitate a Special Interest Group. ALL social workers benefit from the activities of these groups, and are welcome to join us at any upcoming meeting.