"Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work" - Theme of National Social Work Week 2013
During the first week of March, we recognize the achievements and contributions made by social workers across Ontario through National Social Work Week. The theme of Social Work Week this year is: “Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work”. This theme was selected by the Ontario Association of Social Workers because of the “pivotal role that social workers play in helping clients, communities and society in general restore (and in other instances, maintain and build) a sense of hope.” Social Work Week is being celebrated in Ontario from March 4th to 10th.
In many instances, social workers can offer hope to families via practical problem-solving expertise and can assist people to find solutions that will meet their own unique needs and concerns.
Social workers help those of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, working with them to overcome obstacles that may prevent them from leading positive and productive lives. At Highland Shores Children’s Aid social workers operate in a variety of areas, including as front-line practitioners, supervisors and managers.
In commenting on Social Work Week, Mark Kartusch, Executive Director of Highland Shores Children’s Aid said, “We are proud of the commitment our staff have made to the community by choosing a career in this field. Each day they work with children, youth and families with the aim of making a positive difference in their lives. Social Work Week recognizes the importance of people helping people and keeping hope alive for those in need in our communities.”