Social Work Month is Here
March is the month where we recognize the very special people who have dedicated their lives to social work. In the United States, March is National Professional Social Work Month. Globally, March 20 is recognized as World Social Work Day. This year’s national theme is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The global theme for this year is “Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability”. You can learn more about celebrating this month by visiting socialworkmonth.org (nationally).
Our team at Best Cremation Care is forever grateful for what social workers across California do for families facing end-of-life situations. In hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes across the country, these dedicated professionals give the gift of their knowledge and experience to families. I know for families involved in end-of-life shared decision making, social workers can make all the difference by providing guidance as the family talks through their options and makes tough decisions. In addition, they also give comfort and reassurance.
For those not involved with social work daily, here is information I found interesting.
- The inaugural college course focused on social work class was at New York’s Columbia University in 1898.
- socialworkers.org states social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States.
- There were almost 650,000 social work jobs in 2014.
When you meet a social worker, be sure to tell them how important they are to our country. The work they do to help individuals as well as the entire country and by bringing attention to critical issues is incredibly important.
About Best Cremation Care
Best Cremation Care provides affordable cremation services throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland / Alameda, and San Jose / Santa Clara) and Southern California (Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County). We are a licensed funeral establishment and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.