Social Work Month 2013 Highlights
By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
So far Social Work Month has shaped up to be very eventful. Below are a few of the highlights.
Tuesday is World Social Work Day
Not only is March Social Work Month in the North America but March 19th is World Social Work Day. To celebrate some of us want to see social work trend on Twitter.
If you have a Twitter account on Tuesday send out as many tweets as you can about social work using the #socialwork.
Congressional Social Work Caucus Update
The Congressional Social Work Caucus has an updated website. After founder Rep. Ed Towns retired in January Congresswoman Barbara Lee took over as Chair. Because of the transition the website has been down for nearly three months. You can find the revamped site here.
Congresswoman Lee also relaunch the Congressional Social Work Caucus on the Hill. You can read the press release on the House website.
Former Congressman Ed Towns to Launch CRISP
It was announced on Twitter this weekend that retired Congressman Ed Towns will launch the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) on April 16th.
The webpage is still under construction but is live, you can find it at crispinc.org. You can also follow CRISP on Twitter @CRISPontheHill.
Social Work Chats Launched Online Advocacy Series
Social Work Chats launched a series on e-advocacy this month. You can participate in the chats on Twitter every Monday night (8PM EST) by using the hashtag #SWUnited.
Social Work Helper Turns One
Last but certainly not least the end of the month marks one year anniversary of Social Work Helper. Stay tuned to the site for updates.
How has Social Work Month been for you? Are there any highlights?