Northeast Iowa CASA celebrates Social Work Month during March

This year's theme is "Forging Solutions out of Challenges"

Throughout the month of March, Northeast Iowa CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)  will join the National Association of Social Workers in celebrating Social Work Month.
This month is an opportunity to honor and thank those who devote their lives to bettering the lives of others. Social workers strive to build a stronger community for all people, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a proud partner in the effort to secure a brighter future for children in the foster care system.
CASA programs across the state collaborate with the Department of Human Services and other key advocates in the child welfare system to ensure that children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
This year’s theme for Social Work Month - Forging Solutions out of Challenges - pays tribute to the countless social workers who tackle some of the toughest problems facing their communities. Social workers cover a wide variety of areas, but Northeast Iowa CASA is especially appreciative of those who serve the most vulnerable children in the local communities.
Foster youth are more likely than the general population to develop PTSD and experience homelessness after they age out of the system. They are less likely to graduate high school or college. Together, social workers and CASA Advocates - trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of an abused or neglected child in court - are helping more children in foster care achieve better outcomes.
To learn more about Social Work Month visit socialworkmonth.org. To get involved or learn more about CASA, visit CASAIowa.org.

 

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