Florida Coalition for Children and Statewide Partners Celebrate National Professional Social Work Month
Coalition’s “Thank a Social Worker” Campaign Honors Social Workers Throughout March
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Each March, Florida’s foster and adoption service providers join in celebrating National Professional Social Work Month. The Florida Coalition for Children (FCC), foster and adoption agencies and other partners throughout the state’s community of care dedicate the month to honoring and promoting the incredible contributions to the child welfare system made by those in the social work field with the “Thank a Social Worker” campaign.
The campaign seeks to recognize the positive impact of social workers and their commitment to Florida’s system of success by highlighting their impact on the state’s most vulnerable children and families.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 682,000 active social workers in the United States. Social work is also one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States and social work employment is expected to grow 16 percent by 2026. The “Thank a Social Worker” campaign allows statewide partners in the child welfare system to recognize the importance of these workers and the expanding need for their expertise in our communities.
“The investment and impact these individuals have in our communities every day cannot be overstated or celebrated enough. Every day, thousands of social workers throughout Florida go to work navigating some of the most challenges cases and circumstances to improve the lives of children in our communities,” said Kurt Kelly, FCC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our partners look forward to celebrating the dedication that these workers put into keeping Florida’s families strong.”
Community members can follow along with the #ThankaSocialWorker campaign by following along with FCC social media.
About the Florida Coalition for Children
The mission of the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) is to advocate on behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected, and at-risk children, and to support the agencies and individuals who work on their behalf. The vision of the Coalition is to see a system of child welfare in Florida that is fully resourced, well managed and fulfills the needs of our state’s vulnerable children. For more information visit FLChildren.org.