DCYF Celebrates National Social Work Month

March 3, 2022
March is National Social Work Month

This month, the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families is joining the country to celebrate Social Work Month.

This year's theme, "The Time is Right for Social Work," highlights how social workers have enriched our society for more than a century and how their services continue to be needed today. This month is an opportunity to recognize caseworkers from across the state who go above and beyond to provide critical services to Washington's children, youth, and families.

People become social workers because they have a strong desire to help others and make our society a better place to live for all. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. According to BLS, there are almost 720,000 professional social workers in our nation, but that number is expected to rise to more than 800,000 by 2030.

DCYF would like to thank all caseworkers and the people who support the work they do!

If you would like to recognize a caseworker, email nancy.gutierrez@dcyf.wa.gov.