Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Debbie Stabenow Celebrate World Social Work Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced a bicameral congressional resolution marking March 20th, 2018 as World Social Work Day and celebrating March as Social Work Month.

“As a psychiatric social worker, I know firsthand the dedication social workers bring to our communities and our country. Social workers are tireless advocates for the most vulnerable. They serve struggling families who need support through difficult times,” said Congresswoman Lee. “From schools and community centers to hospitals and mental health agencies, social workers provide critical assistance, compassion, and empathy to those who need it most. Congress must do more to support the heroic social workers who dedicate their lives to helping others.”

"Social workers play critical roles in all of our communities,” said Senator Stabenow. “Whether in schools, hospitals, mental health agencies or community service organizations, these trained professionals provide crucial support to families and improve the quality of life for all of us.”

World Social Work Day, which will be marked on March 20th, focuses on “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.“ This year’s theme recognizes social workers for making our society better for all.