March is National Social Workers Month

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Young or old, we all can suffer from moments of vulnerability. But luckily there are professionals who are trained to be there in that moment.

 

March is National Social Workers Month, and it gives us time to celebrate some of the underappreciated workers who lend their support whenever needed.

 

“I believe I could use what I’ve gone through to help someone else,” said Richille Uncangco of the Guam chapter of the National Association of Social Workers .

 

“Social Work is a helping profession. We assist and we guide them through that,” Lovelle Castro also of the Guam chapter of the National Association of Social Workers added.

 

For you prospective social workers, or those who may be considering making social work a career, we were able to get the perspective of a student who is finishing her classwork and transitioning into the workforce.

 

“It has exposed me to many different things. The key to the social work program is to you, to be authentically you. This makes the transition easy because when you are self aware and acknowledge yourself then you know what you are capable of doing,” said Uncangco

As part of national social workers month, the Guam NASW will be hosting a two-day conference.

“So the NASW conference will be held on March 18 &19. The Theme is Healing our Community, the Intersectionality of Race Addiction and Historical Trauma we’ll learn how we can assist vulnerable individuals who go through these challenges everyday,” said Castro.

For more information on the NASW conference, email Lovelle at lovellegd12@gmail.com or Richille at runcangco@gmail.com