The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the 2014 Social Work Month theme: “All People Matter.”
We selected this year’s theme and logo to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone. Social workers across the globe believe that all people have dignity and deserve respect.
NASW’s goal for Social Work Month 2014 is to educate the public about how these values are essential to improving relationships within families, making social support systems more effective, and building stronger communities.
Did you know?
- The American social work profession was established in the late 19th century to ensure that immigrants and other vulnerable people gained tools and skills to escape economic and social poverty.
- The profession of social work (a) helps people in their personal and interpersonal lives in order to achieve social improvement, and (b) pursues social change to benefit a wide variety of individuals, families and communities.
- Social workers believe that everyone has the right and potential to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Social workers believe in the importance of human relationships in civil society, and that each person has dignity and worth.
- The NASW Code of Ethics prioritizes human well-being.
- The policies and programs created by social workers throughout U.S. history seek to give more peopleâ€”regardless of life circumstancesâ€”the opportunity to cope with and overcome obstacles.
Check back for additional Social Work Month 2014 updates in December. Please send your questions or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!