EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S BLOG

marc in dc

THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION: CURRENT CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTITIONERS, SOCIAL WORK EMPLOYERS AND SOCIAL WORK 

Every three years, NASW-WI conducts a strategic planning process to develop three-year goals for the Chapter. While we normally do a SWOC (strengths, weaknesses opportunities and challenges) survey, in 2024, we conducted our first workforce survey. The need for a workforce survey was prompted from discussions I have had with county human services directors, outpatient mental health clinic directors, and practitioners about workforce shortages statewide. In addition to wanting to gage the state of the social work workforce, we also wanted to understand the challenges and concerns of social work students.

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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT

Dafna

Dear chapter members,

It has been an honor to serve as the president of the Wisconsin Chapter over the past two years. I am grateful to have been trusted with the responsibilities involved. I have been on the board for six years, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Getting involved in the Chapter’s leadership is vital for many reasons. Unlike other professional associations, NASW runs not only for its members but also by its members. To best represent the vast diversity of what social workers do and attend to the variety of needs and interests of our profession and the communities we serve, we must support the Association not only financially but also with our time and talents. 

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