Campaigning for Social Justice: Increasing Public Access to Professional Social Workers

  • Raymie Harvard Wayne University of Saint Joseph
  • Christine Limone Southern Connecticut State University
  • Stephen A Karp National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter
Keywords: Social work, community organizing, professionalization, workforce, title protection

Abstract

From 2011 to January 2014 the [State: redacted for blind review] Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW/XX), embarked on an unprecedented and ultimately successful campaign to change state hiring practices so that clients of State agencies would receive services delivered by professionally degreed social workers.  This reflection presents that campaign from the perspectives of three of the many key players who were instrumental to its success.

Author Biographies

Raymie Harvard Wayne, University of Saint Joseph

Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies

& Associate Professor of Social Work

Christine Limone, Southern Connecticut State University
Stephen A Karp, National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter
Executive Director
Published
2017-02-26