World Social Work Day 2019
Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives. Nevertheless, building positive and meaningful relationships can be very challenging for many people. Technology is changing relationships as we know them. Online hate speech is a growing problem. Fake news is dominating minds and headlines.
In this atmosphere and culture, building sustainable human relationships becomes an important part of the work of social workers.
Only when we are willing to value and promote relationships that are based on mutual trust, then we are in the way to reduce destructive dynamics in our society.
Social workers, offering relationship in a professional context, give people a chance to grow and a way to define who are they and what they can do to improve their lives.
I am honoured to be part of this professional community of social workers. I will take this opportunity to convey my very best wishes to all social workers in Europe, all associations of social workers and social service providers in Europe.
Ana Radulescu, President of IFSW Europe