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Professional social workers provide essential services to individuals across the lifespan and have long been the workforce to guide people to critical resources, counsel them on important life decisions, and help them reach their full potential.  Social workers are society’s safety net, and with our current economic challenges, this safety net has grown to include and protect a diverse group of people from all walks of life.  However, serious safety concerns, significant educational debt, and comparatively insufficient salaries are threatening the ability of our nation’s social workers to provide these indispensible services. The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act is designed to address these challenges to the profession, thereby helping to ensure that millions of individuals, families, and communities throughout the nation can continue to receive competent care. This legislation will create the foundation for a professional workforce to meet the ever-increasing demand for the essential services that social workers provide.  Professional social workers have the unique expertise and experience that will enable them to help solve the social and economic challenges that our nation is facing.

Send a letter to your Representative: http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=12584976

Send a letter to your Senators: http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=13048026

Social Work Reinvestment 111th Congress Update (10/9/2010)

Social Work Reinvestment is Important for Educators
Written Remarks
S 686

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HR795Click here to view H.R. 795

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Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M .Young Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Summary (S. 2858/H.R. 5447)Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M .Young Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Summary PDF  


Can We Live Up to the Social Work Legacy?
Elizabeth F. Franklin, MSW
Written Remarks
September 2009

 



 

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