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World Social Work Day 2018

World Social Work Day is celebrated each year on the third Tuesday of each March. This year, it falls on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. World Social Work Day is when we celebrate and recognise social workers as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights.

Social workers are skilled, knowledgeable and specialise in issues related to social and emotional wellbeing. Working holistically with individuals, families and communities, social workers are passionate advocates for a fairer Australia. Join us in recognising and celebrating them this World Social Work Day, either at your local AASW Branch, your workplace and by joining our social media Thunderclap campaign.

Social media

Promoting Community & Environment Sustainability, picture of the globe with people, mountains and lakes

As well as joining our Thunderclap, you can also take a selfie and post to Twitter using the hashtag #SocialWorkDayAU
– tag us in tweets @AASW_

We would like you to:

  • Share your stories about great social workers
  • Tell us what inspires you as a social worker. Do you have an inspiring social work story that you could share? Tell us in 50 words a great story of social work in action, with your photo to editor@aasw.asn.au by 28 February 2018.

Resources

AASW World Social Work Day 2018 high res poster

World Social Work Day Event Checklist

World Social Work Day Event Runsheet

World Social Work Day letter template for agencies

World Social Work Day letter template for MPs/Councillors/Mayors

World Social Work Day media release template

News

Northern Territorians asked to nominate a social worker for prestigious award for World Social Work Day

Events

27 February 2018 - AASW New South Wales Celebrating LGBTIQ Social Work

23 March 2018 – AASW Northern Territory Mary Moylan Social Worker of the Year Awards

20 March 2018 - AASW Queensland and Griffith University World Social Work Day panel discussion on social work and natural disasters - featuring AASW National President Christine Craik

20 March 2018 - AASW South Australia World Social Work Day breakfast with Sue Vardon AO and launch of Felicity Chapman's book Counselling and Psychotherapy with older people in care: A support guide

20 March 2018 - AASW Tasmania North West World Social Work Day breakfast

20 March 2018 - AASW Tasmania Southern Region World Social Work Day breakfast

20 March 2018 - AASW Tasmania Northern Region World Social Work Day breakfast

20 March 2018 - AASW Victoria World Social Work Day breakfast with Gillian Triggs

20 March 2018 – AASW Western Australia World Social Work Day breakfast

More information

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers