EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S BLOG

marc in dc

NEW MAPS, NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN WISCONSIN

 

An influential Republican State Representative and State Senator both agreed verbally to serve as the leads on our Social Work Safety bill that would exempt social workers from the Castle Doctrine. The Castle Doctrine says that if you have reason to believe someone is breaking into or has broken into your house, you can use deadly force.  Shortly before we planned to circulate the bill for sponsorship both the State Representative and State Senator backed out of our bill after the NRA told them to get off.

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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT

Dafna

Dear Chapter Members,

Happy Social Work Month! Our theme for this year is "Empowering Social Workers – Inspiring Action, Leading Change." For some time, the Association has worked towards empowering social workers to actively attend to burnout prevention by prioritizing self-care and approaching it as an ethical responsibility. The Association also prioritizes compensation and working conditions for social workers. Social workers increasingly feel empowered to engage in salary negotiations, and we are witnessing a movement among students calling for paid internships. One of the goals of the Chapter's strategic plan is to empower social workers towards self-promotion, individually as employees in agencies and organizations and as a profession. We need to normalize highlighting ways in which, with our unique skillset and perspective, we bring tremendous added value to our employers and multidisciplinary teams. Social workers are also well-positioned to take on leadership positions in various settings.

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