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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

Supporting One Another in Our Work. Demonstrating Professionalism.

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

Jean Golden

The sign reads: "Dancing Across the Borders"


NASW Member, Jane Siver

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 

VA Social Work Month 2012

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

 Regeis SW Month 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.

HSS Social Work Month 2012


NY County District Attorney’s Office

DA's Office Social Work Month 2012

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

Bottom Row:
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.

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