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WHEREAS, the social work profession is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of others and meeting the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable in our society; and

WHEREAS, social workers embody the theme of Social Work Month, ‘Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions’ through their dedication to their profession and those they serve; and

WHEREAS, the social work profession is expected to grow faster than average over the next seven years, with more than 649,000 people expected to be employed as social workers by 2024; and

WHEREAS, social workers are present throughout our society, including government, schools, universities, social service agencies, communities, military and in healthcare and mental health organizations; and

WHEREAS, social workers are the largest group of suppliers of mental health services in the United States and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the largest employers of social workers holding advanced degrees; and

WHEREAS, social workers are present in times of crisis, helping people overcome issues such as death and grief, and helping people and communities recover from natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes; and

WHEREAS, social workers have pushed for decades to ensure rights for all and they have helped bring about positive changes in our society over the past century, including voting rights, improved workplace safety, minimum wage and social safety net programs that help prevent poverty and hunger; and

WHEREAS, social workers continue to engage and bring together individuals, communities, agencies and government to help society solve some of the most pressing issues of the day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 2018 as

 Social Work Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Sandoval, Barbara K. Cegasvske and Kimberly Perondi