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UW-Casper to Host Social Work Month Kick-Off Event March 4

February 20, 2014

The University of Wyoming at Casper (UWC) will host a free event to kick off Social Work Month Tuesday, March 4, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Union/University Building at Casper College.

Drop in, walk through, have a snack, and visit with UWC faculty, students and alumni at this celebration of social work. View exhibits about the community and international partnerships of the bachelor of social work program offered through UWC; observe current student projects and service; discover where UWC social work alumni are employed; and receive updates on new curriculum and field practicums.

Social Work Month helps to raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone. In Casper, as across the United States, social workers help people cope and overcome obstacles, and pursue social change that creates better life circumstances for all.

“Once obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, graduates of the University of Wyoming program work with our population from the beginning to the end of life,” says UWC’s assistant lecturer of social work Joanne Theobald. “We are employed in hospitals, schools, mental health agencies, food banks, correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment settings, nursing homes, hospice care and many others.”

She says social workers receive a broad and deep education.

“We are with people when they are in pain, and we work to help them solve problems in their everyday lives,” Theobald says. “We are trained to work with a variety of populations in a myriad of settings, at all systems levels.”

For more information about this event or social work programs at UWC, call Theobald at (307) 268-2713.

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