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Social Work Reinvestment: Keeping Society’s Safety Net Strong

A message from the NASW

"Social workers are society’s safety net, providing essential services to people across the lifespan, guiding them to critical resources, counseling them on important decisions, and helping them reach their full potential.

Unfortunately, current professional social worker shortages, impending retirements, lack of incentives to attract and retain social workers, on-the-job safety issues, significant educational debt, and insufficient salaries are hampering our ability to serve effectively as society’s safety net.

Through NASW memberships, like yours, NASW has been able to collaborate on an initiative—the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative (SWRI)— to counter these issues and ensure the viability of a social work workforce for years to come, as well as to launch successful advocacy efforts for the passage of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act, a key element of SWRI that addresses the challenges to our profession, thereby helping to ensure that millions of individuals and families throughout the nation can continue to receive competent care. Send a letter to your representative in support of this initiative."

For more Information on Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act follow the link below:


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