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File #: 12-0385    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/19/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/27/2012 Final action: 3/27/2012
Title: Supervisor Santiago and Supervisor Briggs in conjunction with the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, recommending the Board adopt a Proclamation recognizing March 2012 as Social Worker Month in El Dorado County.
Attachments: 1. 12-0385 A Social Worker Month 2012 Proclamation.pdf
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Supervisor Santiago and Supervisor Briggs in conjunction with the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, recommending the Board adopt a Proclamation recognizing March 2012 as Social Worker Month in El Dorado County.
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Social workers have dedicated their lives to creating opportunities for individuals, famililes and communities to thrive.  Working within many challenging realms, social workers address critical and complex issues on a daily basis, including; child maltreatment and protection, improving the social supports, health care and education of at-risk children, foster care and adoption services, working with families in crisis who are facing multiple stressors, integrating immigrant families and undocumented youth with a range of challenges like language barriers, lack of resources, supportive laws and policies.
 
Social workers know that protective factors such as economic stability, supportive family networks, nurturing parent skills, access to role models, and community resources can create a healthy family environment and prevent child abuse and neglect.
 
In short, social workers help people overcome problems and make their lives better. We salute the Social Worker.