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Miles College Social Work Department celebrates NASW

Article Date:
03/12/17
Category:
Adminstration, Latest News

Fairfield, AL- The Miles College Department of Social Work will celebrate Miles College Social Work Week, in observance with National Social Work Month, beginning March 13th to March 17th. There will be a community health fair on Friday, March 17th at the George T. French, Jr. Activity Center from 11am to 2pm. Click for Schedule!

The Health Fair will feature organizations such as AIDS Alabama, Alethia House, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the American Heart Association. There will also be representatives doing blood pressure and glucose screening as well as HIV testing.

 “The purpose of the health fair is to promote healthy lifestyles from a holistic approach and educate students about the various available resources in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, several community agencies will be available to provide an array of free screenings to students,” says Sherron Wilkes, Program Director of Social Work. 

Social workers stand up for millions of individuals every day. On account of government funded instruction campaigns over the previous decade from the National Association of Social Workers and different associations, more individuals perceive the way social specialists battle for them. However many individuals still misunderstand what a social worker is and the positive commitment s social specialists make in our own general public. 

This year NASW will commemorate Social Work Month with our "Social Workers Stand Up!" campaign. The campaign will educate the public about the contributions of social workers and why the profession title of social worker is so important as well as provide tools to help elevate the profession. 

The Miles College Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences recognizes as its main goal the conveyance of a scholarly program in the sociologies, which advances the improvement of understudy skill in the fields of study offered by this Division.  

The social work program at Miles College prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. 

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