World Social Work Day took place on Tuesday 20 March 2012. It’s the annual opportunity for all social work organisations to promote the significant role of social workers and the profession. IFSW invited national organisations, members and partners to celebrate World Social Work Day on the 20th of March under the banner of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. IFSW released the Global Agenda document officially on World Social Work Day 2012.
UN Social Work Day took place on Monday 26 March 2012. On that day, IFSW and our partners presented the objectives of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to the United Nations.
The Global Agenda process became real in 2010 when 3000 social workers and social development professionals gathered in Hong Kong to create a united platform to strengthen: the ‘dignity and worth of the person’, to reduce ‘social and economic inequalities’ and to emphasize the importance of ‘human relationships’ in a ‘sustainable environment’.
IFSW President, Gary Bailey
Día mundial del trabajo social 2012
Laura Acotto – Regional President Latin America and the Carribean
USA: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW)
Global Agenda in Lithuania
Canadian Association of Social Workers Celebrating Social Work Day
This year’s theme is “Social Workers: Building Relationships, Strengthening Communities, Partnering for Change.” Throughout the month, social workers will be celebrating the collective accomplishments of the social work profession in support of a more equitable and inclusive Canada.
Ghana celebrates World Social Work Day
Mr Peter Amos Tweneboa-Kodua, President of the Ghana Association of Social Workers (GASOW) on Monday called on members to effectively and efficiently utilise their knowledge, experience and networks to have a major impact on society.
Star team wins World Social Work Day treat
Social workers based at Epsom hospital in Surrey won a cake-shaped treat from the Guardian social care network.
Social Work Day marked in Tbilisi
The Georgian Social Workers Association (GASW) celebrated International Social Work Day on March 20 at Tbilisi’s Youth Palace, with the Association’s honourary awards ceremony led by Holly Holzer Bass and GASW Chairperson Salome Namicheishvili.
Professionalism Of Social Workers Should Be Recognized
The Deputy Minister marked World Social Work Day by thanking social work professionals for the year-round work they do to reach out to people and help them make the most of their lives.
Source: The Information Daily | eGov monitor
World Social Work Day Celebrated Around The Globe Today
While celebrations continue across the United States for National Social Work Month, today marks the worldwide recognition of nearly one million professional social workers for World Social Work Day. To commemorate the occasion, the International Federation of Social Workers and other international organizations will present the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: A Commitment to Action to the Secretary General of the United Nations on March 26.
Celebration focuses on why social work matters
As a social worker for Covenant Hospice, Kellum helps patients and their families by providing emotional support and planning for care, including whether the patient is able to stay at home and creating advanced directives.
Source: News Herald Panama City
This country needs a lifetime commitment to social change
Today, we join the rest of the world in marking the World Social Work Day. It is the first day of a Social Work week that has been termed a ‘week of action’. It will be capped by the presentation of the global agenda for social work and social development to the United Nations by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and its partners on March 26.
Ghana to celebrate World Social Work Day on March 20
“On March 26, IFSW and our partners will present the objectives of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to the United Nations Secretary General,” the statement added.
CASW Celebrates World Social Work Day
As part of National Social Work Month festivities, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) encourages social workers from across Canada to join the international community in celebrating World Social Work Day on March 20.
Source: Canadian Association of Social Workers
Eastern Cape Department of Social Development and Special Programmes celebrates World Social Work Day, East London
The Department of Social Development & Special programmes will commemorate World Social Work Day. World Social Work Day is an annual event that focuses on Social Work issues and is part of an on-going dialogue on how to address challenging social conditions.
Source: South African Government
NIASW starts World Social Work Day celebrations early
Practitioners from across the public and voluntary sector gathered in the Long Gallery of Parliament Buildings, Stormont – home of the Northern Ireland Assembly – to celebrate World Social Work Day on 12 March.
Source: British Association of Social Workers
Blogging for World Social Work Day
The Social Work department at Sussex will be using a specially developed blog to reflect on the significance of World Social Work Day on Tuesday (20 March).
World Social Work Day, Why do we need a World Social Work Day?
It is an undisputable fact that political stability and economic prosperity are of utmost importance to a country. But these aspects lose their significance when at the same time no social justice can be felt, no political participation is realized and the required material distribution between different members of a society cannot be experienced.
Social workers’ anxiety over assessment focus
Social workers fear that the ascendancy of care management is preventing them utilising their wider expertise for adults in need
The councils leading the changes in children’s services
The Munro report set out a blueprint to improve child protection, now some councils are applying its ideas
A fragmented social work role is also a weaker one
Just as social work has won recognition in law, it is strangely disconcerting that the role appears to be steadily diminishing
Why I took part in the BBC’s social work documentary
After collaborating with the BBC on the Protecting Our Children documentary, I would encourage other social work departments to consider ways of promoting the role of the social worker
World social work day: nominate a star team
We’d like to hear about the social work teams that deserve recognition
Premier declares March Social Work Month
Declaring March 2012 as Social Work Month in Prince Edward Island highlights the important role social workers play in society, says Premier Robert Ghiz.
Source: Prince Edward Island Government
Social workers help others toward a better life
This month is social work month, and as a class of Allegany College of Maryland’s social work and social welfare we decided to write to let the community know what social work means to us and to thank the ones before us for all the hard work you have done.
Social Workers Celebrate Innovations in Healthcare
Social workers have the ability to respond quickly to changing internal and external environments, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services, salutes social workers for their ability to adapt and respond to the needs of clients and family, members and the profession.
Social service sector gets S$10m boost
SINGAPORE – Higher pay and better career prospects, including a new Master Social Worker Scheme, are some of the latest offerings by the Government to attract more social workers.
Covenant Hospice celebrates National Social Work Month
Covenant Hospice is celebrating National Social Work Month. The 2012 theme, “Social Work Matters,” promotes the mission of social work which is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.
Source: Santa Rosa’s Press Gazette
It’s National Social Worker Month
This year’s theme for national social worker month, held during the month of March since 1984, is “Social Work Matters”.
Recognizing the role of social workers
The theme for 2012 Social Work Month is ‘Social workers: building relationships, strengthening communities and partnering for change’. Social work is a profession that promotes social justice, human rights, and the dignity and worth of all persons. Every day social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities to empower them in the development of skills, resources, and supports to maximize their potential. Through such work, social workers make a vital and distinct contribution to the health and well-being of our province.