Celebrating 2017 Social Work Month

Limestone College Social Work

social workers stand up

Every year, the month of March is celebrated as the National Social Work Month. As such, it offers a unique opportunity to highlight the contributions of more than 600,000 social workers around the country for the impact they make in our society every day.

This year’s Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers Stand Up!” According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), this theme will serve as a public campaign meant to showcase all the different ways social workers help various populations including people with mental health issues, military personnel and veterans, children and families, and many others.

To celebrate Social Work Month this year, the NASW and its local chapters will be hosting a series of events across the country. Here are some of the local events in South Carolina and North Carolina that Limestone’s Bachelor of Social Work students can attend.

South Carolina Events

The NASW-SC chapter will be hosting a Spring Symposium, March 20-22, 2017 in Downtown Columbia. The event will offer a series of workshops on wide ranges of topics. Some workshop titles include: The Language of Recovery, Motivational Interviewing, Understanding Dementia, Understanding Hospice, Cognitive Behavior Therapy & PTSD and many others. For a full list of workshop offerings, check out the symposium program.

Students interested in the event can register for Student Day which will be on March 21, 2017. The registration costs are $15 for NSAW members and $20 for non-members.

 North Carolina Events

The NASW-NC chapter and its local program units will be hosting multiple events through the month of March. The events will be held across the state including Charlotte, Greenville, Fayetteville, Wilmington and other locations. Here are a few event highlights:

  • On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the NASW-NC will be offering a live online webinar titled “The Ethics of Money in the Lives of Social Workers and Their Clients.” The webinar will begin at noon and will cover several issues relatable to social work students including paying off student debt.
  • On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Greenville Local Program Unit will be hosting Social Work Month Celebration featuring a two-hour program event titled “Eye on Ethics: Whistleblowing in the Social Work Profession.” The cost of admission for current students will be $15.
  • On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Cape Fear/Wilmington Local Program Unit will be hosting a Spring Social. The event will be held at Palate Bottle Shop and Reserve from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

For more information on Social Work Month 2017, check out the NASW’s website.


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