Social Work students at CHPSW’s Harrisburg campus and cohort sites took part in a national effort that pays tribute to the social work profession.
Every March, the National Association of Social Workers selects a theme that characterizes the profession and directs activities honoring the field. The theme for this year’s Social Work Month was Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work, chosen to reflect the strength of our nation’s diverse fabric of narratives and the role of social workers to advocate for stronger safety nets.
This theme inspired the CHPSW Social Work students to create a quilt representing the strength of small pieces working together. Students created more than 80 quilt blocks containing words and symbols of advocacy and resilience. An organized quilting group agreed to stitch the squares together.
This unique representation was placed on display at Temple University Harrisburg and will be traveling to cohort campus locations.