• Felicia Cummings

March is National Social Work Month

Updated: Mar 10

March is designated as National Social Work Month in which we take the time to learn more about the many positive contributions of the profession as well as show our appreciation for the wonderful work our local school and community social workers provide for Baldwin County children and families. The theme for 2021 is "Social Workers are Essential." The purpose of the theme is to highlight the invaluable contributions social workers make in our society, especially as this nation addresses the coronavirus pandemic.

As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups, and entire communities. As a profession, social workers frequently use their collective power to pass laws and establish policies that give more people access to community services and benefits, improving the quality of life for everyone.

Within National Social Work Month, we also recognize the important work performed by school social workers during National School Social Work Week (March 7-13). This year's theme is titled "Beacon of Hope: School Social Workers - Lighting the Way."

Please join BCSD in honoring and thanking our school social worker, Ola Scott-Little, for her time and commitment in cultivating a positive environment for students and families in the Baldwin County School District. We also want to thank Donna James and Willie Mae Wright who work very closely with our social worker to support our families. Together, they are able to light the way, emphasizing the whole child, collaborating with other professionals, linking students and families with needed services, and advocating for the needs of our students.

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