Introduced Version House Resolution 15 History

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(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Doyle, Armstead, Ashley, Barill, Border, Brown, Butcher, D. Campbell, T. Campbell, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Craig, Ellington, Ennis, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Frazier, Gearheart, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hartman, Hatfield, Hunt, Jones, Kominar, Lawrence, Mahan, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Miley, C. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Nelson, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, L. Phillips, R. Phillips, Pino, D. Poling, M. Poling, Poore, Reynolds, Sigler, Skaff, Staggers, Storch, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Talbott and Varner)


[Introduced February 2, 2011.]


Designating February 2, 2011 as “Professional Social Work Day”.

    Whereas, Social workers are positive change agents who dedicate their careers to helping people transform their lives, or improving environments that make such progress possible; and

    Whereas, Social workers are advocates for access, equality and fairness; and

    Whereas, Social workers improve the fabric of society by caring for those who have been left behind or for those who have lost their voice; and

    Whereas, Social workers help people explore new opportunities in the face of serious life changes and challenges; and

    Whereas, The Social Work profession was established more than 100 years ago to help Americans overcome poverty, illness, addiction, abuse, discrimination and other adversities to reach their full potential; and

    Whereas, The Social Work profession works to change systems and customs that limit the ability of vulnerable individuals and groups to lead fulfilling and productive lives; and

    Whereas, Schools of Social Work train socially conscious people to make a real difference in the world through service and leadership; and

    Whereas, Social Workers strengthen communities, expand options, and work to facilitate humane changes in policies and legislation that improve the lives of everyone; and

    Whereas, Every day Social Workers wake up believing they will give an individual, a family, or a community renewed hope in the future; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Delegates:

    That the House of Delegates hereby designates February 2, 2011, 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 through 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 National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter and all other appropriate organizations.

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