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Department Of Human Resources Celebrates National Social Work Appreciation Month

Department Of Human Resources Celebrates National Social Work Appreciation Month

‘Social Workers Change Futures’ is the theme for the 2011 celebration

 

BALTIMORE – The Department of Human Resources (DHR) employs some 2,300 social workers who touch the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and adults across the state. During the month of March, many local departments will be honoring social workers and caseworkers by highlighting the national theme – Social Workers Change Futures.

“This is a profession in which every single day brings with it the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better,” said Carnitra White, executive director of the Social Services Administration at DHR. “Various segments of our population, including abused children, vulnerable adults, seniors, new Americans, low income and disenfranchised Marylanders and fragile families depend on the support our case workers and social workers provide.”

As part of this month long celebration, local departments of social services across the state will be applauding the great work done by social workers and case workers. Additionally, local departments will select workers that have gone above and beyond in meeting the needs of others and will highlight those workers on the DHR website throughout March and into early April. That address is www.dhr.maryland.gov

According to the National Association of Social workers (NASW), more than 600,000 people in the United States hold social work degrees. Professional social workers are the nation’s largest group of mental health service providers.

Filed in: DHS News, In the Press, Local News

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