Evangel University honors National Social Work Month with free seminar
To honor National Social Work Month, Evangel University, a Christian school, will host a free ethics seminar on March 2. Open to all human service professionals, the lecture is designed to meet the three-hour ethics licensure requirement for certified clinical social workers.
“We want to honor social workers and the profession during Social Work Month,” said the social work program director, Lacey Nunnally, in a press release.
Dr. Robert Saylor, director of ethics for the Mercy Health System and a visiting professor at the Christian university , will conduct the seminar. Any service professional who attends will receive three contact hours for the event.
Professional ethics are the core of social work, according to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Treating each individual with respect and equality is a vital necessity for workers in the profession, and is emphasized within their Code of Ethics.
Since 1984, March has been recognized as the official month to celebrate the human service profession, and NASW selects one issue to promote each year. This year, the theme of Social Work Month is “Social Work Matters.” Organization members and other individuals who demonstrate ministry and leadership will emphasize the strong need for these workers and their positive influence on society over the course of the month.