Every year, the National Association of Social Workers honors social workers across the country with the observance of National Social Work Month.
The 2013 Social Work Month theme is “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy,” promoting the instrumental roles social workers play in creating hope and helping people use their personal strengths to create a vision and a plan for what life can be. Embraced by this theme is the significant way social workers use strategies to assess and intervene with family caregivers by offering emotional and practical support, and empowering families as advocates to ensure maximum quality care. To acknowledge Social Work Month at HSS, the Department of Social Work Programs is sponsoring several events, consistent with this year’s theme.
A lecture is open to all HSS staff, “Family Caregivers and The Health Care Team: A Challenging Partnership” presented by Barbara Silverstone, PhD, LCSW.
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2012
Time: 12:30– 2:00 pm
Location: Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
In addition, information tables will be available to patient’s, visitors, and staff during the following times, highlighting the role of HSS social workers and the many programs offered to our patients and their families, as well as serving diverse communities locally, regionally, and nationally.
Come visit us!
Monday, March 4th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2nd floor elevator lobby
Wednesday, March 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2nd floor elevator lobby
View a video of our 2012 Social Work Month presentation, entitled The Role of the Healthcare Team in Responding to Domestic Violence: Being a Bridge to Services and Safety.
View a video of our 2011 Social Work Month presentation, entitled Achieving Health Equity: Best Practices for Working with the LGBTQ Community in the Health Care Setting.
View a video of our 2010 Social Work Month presentation, entitled Identifying and Intervening with Patients with Substance Use Issues.