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Mar

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?

photo credit: fdecomite via photopin cc

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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