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National Professional Social Work Month 2005
Jacksonville State University

social workers have the right education and experience to guide individuals, families, and communities through complex issues and choices;

WHEREAS social workers connect individuals, families, and communities to available resources;

WHEREAS social workers are dedicated to improving the society in which we live;

WHEREAS social workers are positive and compassionate professionals;

WHEREAS social workers stand up for others to make sure everyone has access to the same basic rights, protections, and opportunities;

WHEREAS social workers help people help themselves, whenever and wherever they need it most;

NOW, THEREFORE, in recognition of professional social workers and their commitment and dedication to individuals, families, and communities everywhere through legislative advocacy, service delivery, research, and education,

I, Dr. William A. Meehan, President of Jacksonville State University proclaim the month of March 2005 as Professional Social Work Month and call upon all community members to join with the National Association of Social Workers and the Department of Sociology and Social Work in celebration and support of social workers and the social work profession.

William A. Meehan
March 1, 2005

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