Social Work Month Celebrations in 2012
For over 30 years, NASW-NYC has been encouraging social work agencies and departments to take the initiative in celebrating Social Work Month in March. Events are held throughout the City, ranging from keynote presentations, breakfasts, lunches, parties, and awards receptions, and there are several borough-wide activities, all organized by social workers.
Read about how individuals and agencies around the city celebrated social work month this year.
NASW Members Display Social Work Month Pride
Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega and Associates in New Windson, NY
The sign reads: "Supporting one another in our work. Demonstrating Professionalism"
From left to right on top:
Susan McVey, Diane Light-Spiro, Suzanne Vizethann, Victoria Sullivan
Bottom left to right:
Nancy I. Arocho-Mercado and Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega
NASW Member, Jean Golden
The sign reads: "Dancing Across the Borders"
NASW Member, Jane Siver
The sign reads: "Feelings of 'Hope' Inspires One's Imagination to Succeed Positively!"
Agencies Celebrate Social Work Month
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
The annual VA Social Work Month celebrations were held on March 21, 2012 at the VISN 3 campuses located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, connected virtually. Jake Fondie, SWS Chief made the introductions, and Martina Parauda, Director, gave a welcome speech. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Susan Oppenheim, who discussed the "Current Trends in Social Work Education" from the Manhattan Campus. In following the 2012 theme, "Social Work Matters", an example from the field was offered as a case presentation by a fellow Social Worker, Loren Fuereisen.
Regeis Care Center Eight Annual Social Work Month Breakfast on March 22,2012
Dr.Martha Sullivan, NASW-NYC President-Elect, and Elaine Gerald, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Fordham University School Of Social Services, were presented with flowers by Janet T Smith, LCSW, Director of Public Relations of Regeis Care Center
The Hospital for Special Surgery, in honor of Social Work Month, organized a presentation around domestic violence.
NY County District Attorney’s Office
Top Row: Bethann Holzhay, Elizabeth Reilly, Tom Alessandro, Nanda Prabhakar, Audrey Moore, Mary McKevitz, Fatma Zahra, Sharon Richards, Dr. Robert Schachter, Awilda Colon, Evelyn Trinidad, Christhopher Kilcullen, Amy Pumo, Tanya Jimenez, Sarah McGrath, Sara Vehling
Robyn Pangi, Melissa Martinez, Paige Bik, Mayra Leon, Alana Mirafuentes, Gretchen Cohoon
To see what took place during Social Work Month in 2011, click here.