Introduced Version House Resolution 13 History

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(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Anderson, Ashley, Azinger, Barker, Beach, Boggs, Brown, Butcher, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Duke, Eldridge, Ellem, Ennis, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Hunt, Iaquinta, Klempa, Kominar, Lawrence, Longstreth, Louisos, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, D. Poling, M. Poling, Poore, Porter, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Rowan, Schadler, Shaver, Shott, Smith, Sobonya. Spencer, Staggers, Stephens, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Talbott, D. Walker, T. Walker, Wells, White and Williams)

[Introduced February 3, 2010.]

Designating February 3, 2010 as "Professional Social Work Day".

Whereas, Social workers are dedicated to the successful functioning of American Society; and
Whereas, Social workers inspire community action that improves life for all people; and
Whereas, Social workers have the right education and experience to guide individuals, families, and communities through complex issues and choices; and
Whereas, Social workers stand up for others to make sure everyone has access to the same basic rights, protections, and opportunities; and
Whereas, Social workers have been the driving force behind important social movements in the United States; and
Whereas, Social workers help resolve systemic issues that negatively affect community life; and
Whereas, Social workers believe there are no limits to human potential; and
Whereas, Social workers work through private practices, agencies and organizations, hospitals, the military, government, and educational institutions to provide resources and guidance that support social functioning; and
Whereas, Social workers are on the front-lines, responding to such human needs as homelessness, poverty, family breakup, mental illness, physical and mental disability, substance abuse, domestic violence and many other issues; and
Whereas, Social workers make a wide range of social contributions throughout their careers; and
Whereas, A social work career is one filled with purpose and possibilities; and
Whereas, Social workers help millions of Americans lead more rewarding lives; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates February 3, 2010, as "Professional Social Work Day": and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates recognizes the professional social workers and their commitment and dedication to individuals, families, and communities everywhere though service delivery, research, education and advocacy; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates calls upon all citizens to join with the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter in celebration and support of social workers and the social work profession; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the appropriate organizations.
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