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March is National Social Work Month – Celebrate the Social Worker in your life

Social Work month is celebrated each March and is an opportunity for Social Workers to highlight their profession and the important contributions they make to society. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) selected the 2015 theme of "Social Work Paves the Way for Change" to convey what the Social Work profession does every day - bring about positive changes in society and for individuals. Social Workers—more than any other profession—recognize that more must be done to address persistent social problems such as poverty, lack of education and health care access, and discrimination based on gender, race, sexuality, or income. Social Workers believe that all people, no matter their circumstance, at some time in their lives may need and benefit from the expertise of a skilled Social Worker to help them pave their way for change and a better tomorrow. Wright County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) celebrates the contributions their 83 professional Social Workers make every day to the lives of the residents of Wright County. County Social Workers protect vulnerable children and adults, support families experiencing domestic violence, and serve those in need in a variety of areas. They help people navigate relationships, solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and advocate for social justice. Clinical Social Workers diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues and work in administrative capacities that include developing, implementing, advocating, and assessing programs to address social issues that impact all of society. WCHHS celebrates Social Workers dedication to enhance and support the lives of others. Thank you to all of the Social Workers of WCHHS as well as all Social Workers working in the field for your passion, commitment, and advocacy towards the most vulnerable of our society. For more information, visit www.socialworkmonth.org