NSU School Celebrates Social Work Month
(NSU NEWSROOM--Feb. 28, 2014)--The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University will celebrate National Social Work Month at the University this March and hold a series of events and special lectures throughout the month for students, faculty and the public.
The kick-off event titled, “The Power of Social Workers: Advocating for All People to Matter,” will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 7 in the Student Center, Room 138. The session will give students an opportunity to meet with representatives from the National Association of Social Workers, professional social workers in Hampton Roads and with other community members.
Professor Carrie B. Waites, program director for the baccalaureate social work program, said the theme for Social Work Month is “All People Matter.” She said the NSU School of Social Work has regularly participated in activities during the month.
“The National Association Social Worker’s goal for Social Work Month is to educate the public about social work values that are essential to improve relationships with families, make social work systems more effective and building strong communities.”
During the month of March, The School of Social Work will also host several panel discussions about subjects such as public health and African-American families, educational lectures and host a career services job fair for students.
For more information about the NSU Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, visit https://www.nsu.edu/social-work/.