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Virtual Town Hall on Social Workers in the Workplace

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy Consultant

Social Work Helper and NASW-NC to Co-Host a Virtual Town Hall on Social Workers in the Workplace

Social Work Helper Founder and Editor Deona Hooper has been invited to a White House summit to discuss policy solutions to improve outcomes for working families. The summit is being jointly hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor, the Center for American Progress.

Ahead of the June 23rd summit Deona and the National Association of Social Workers North Carolina chapter will be co-hosting a virtual town hall. The town hall will help Deona get a better feel for the experiences and concerns social workers have about the issues they face in the workplace. Deona and NASW-NC will use the input from the town hall to author a report that will be submitted to the White House ahead of the summit. This is your chance to tell your story.

For those who read Social Work Helper, you know that I have strong opinions about everything, but this is bigger than me. Not only is this an opportunity to represent women, it is also an opportunity to share the concerns of social workers who are predominately women dealing with these same issues of pay equity, child care, workplace discrimination, sick leave, and paternity leave. (Source: Deona Hooper, Social Work Helper Founder & Editor)

The virtual town hall will be held simultaneously on Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday June 17th at 8:00 PM EST. To join in the discussion use the hashtag #swhelper. Deona will be twitter from the Twitter handle @swhelpercom and Valrie Arendt will tweet from @naswnc. To participate via Facebook go to the Social Work Helper fan page. You can read more about this on Social Work Helper at this link.

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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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