Social Workers are Essential: Celebrating Social Work Month 2021
Monthly Lunch 'n Learn Webinars - Free for NASW Members, Open to all! (1 CEU)
Wednesday, March 3 - 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW
As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. As a profession, social workers frequently use their collective power to pass laws and establish policies that give more people access to community services and benefits, improving the quality of life for everyone. Social work is the only helping profession which requires social justice advocacy as part of its professional code of ethics, and is therefore a large workforce mandated to advance the rights of the most vulnerable in society. For more than 120 years, the social work profession in the United States has helped bend the arc of justice, making our nation a more equitable and inclusive place.
Join us as we celebrate the contributions of social workers throughout history, consider how we've switched up our approach in more recent crises, and how we're preparing for what's ahead.
You will receive your access information the day before the webinar.
About the Presenter
Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, is Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in social work at the University of Minnesota. Karen is a community faculty member in the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Minnesota teaching macro practice courses in Program Development, Leadership, Budgeting, Fundraising, and Social Policy. Previously Karen was Director of Youth and Family programs for a non-profit in North Minneapolis for 12 years, worked as a consultant helping organizations collect and utilize meaningful data and facilitating strategic planning, and served as adjunct faculty in the MSW programs at Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine, St. Cloud State University, and St. Olaf College.