National Social Work Month 2021

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Every March, National Social Work Month celebrates the nearly 700,000 social workers across the country to focus a light on their valuable contributions. In order to help highlight National Social Work Month this year, we're bringing you a curated list of some of our favorite articles and content centered around our industry!


Breńe Brown's TED talk: The Power of Vulnerability

Brown is a researcher, professor, and author, whose TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability shares incredible insights from her research on shame, empathy, and of course, vulnerability. A must-see for anyone in the social work field!

Suzanne Dworak-Peck's podcast: Listen.Up.People.

Peck's podcast, Listen.U.People., features a wide array of people working within the industry who are dedicated to advocacy on critical issues like childhood trauma, the systemic issues and culture of gun violence, human trafficking, and more. 

Social Work Elevators Raise Profession's Visibility

This article, by Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW offers an insightful look at some of the champions of the industry. In this piece Wehrmann also requests input from other social workers on their "social work elevator speech/story, and what makes you proud to be a social worker." 

World Social Work Day

Looking for a simple way to celebrate National Social Work Month? March 16th is World Social Work Day! This year's theme is "Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are" - a reminder of our interconnectedness. This year is also the inaugural year of the 2020-2030 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. More information can be found on the IFSW website.

Social Work Month 2021 Toolkit

If you're a social worker seeking more resources to help boost the signal and get the word out about Social Work Month, check out this toolkit from the Social Workers website.