Generations Strong

Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2020 is Social Workers: Generations Strong. The theme has various meanings. As we enter a new decade it is important to look back and honor the powerful, positive impact the social work profession has had on our society for generations.

In honor of Social Work Month, the Communications Committee has been asked to spearhead the Social Workers: Generations Strong project.

Feel free to share this with other social workers that are part of the NASW. This is a great way to not only get involved but to also highlight your work as a social worker or an important social worker around you! The instructions below suggest different ways to approach the project.

Please follow the following guidelines:

  • Include a photo
  • Each submission should be one page maximum
  • You can submit a response to one, two or ALL three options. It’s up to you!

Option 1: We want to hear from generations of social workers in families (e.g. grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, god-families, etc.). 

  1. What type of social work do you practice? Why did you choose this area? Make sure you identify who the answer belongs too!
  2. How did your family influence you to pursue social work as a career?
  3. How do you think your generation has impacted the profession?

Option 2: Interview your social work supervisor or mentor! Submit a picture of the two of you together. 

  1. What type of social work do you practice? Why did you choose this area?
  2. Who has had the biggest impact on your social work career? Why?
  3. What is your favorite part of the profession?
  4. How do you think your generation has impacted the profession?

Option 3: Tell us about you! 

  1. What type of social work do you practice? Why did you choose this area?
  2. Who has had the biggest impact on your social work career? Why?
  3. What is your favorite part of the profession?
  4. How do you think your generation has impacted the profession?
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