National Social Work Month.
Bill Supports Child Welfare Workers
We are pleased to announce that with the help of Rep. Jonathan Singer HB17-1283 has been introduced in the state legislature. The bill will address secondary trauma and resiliency for child welfare caseworkers. It establishes a statewide task force to provide guidance to County Child Welfare Departments who are interested in implementing a Resiliency Program that includes peer to peer support and mentoring, specific training related to trauma, and increase access to mental health services for the child welfare workforce.
Due to current policies, County caseworkers cannot testify in front of the legislature. However, NASWCO can and will on their behalf. Anyone who currently is, recently has been, or works alongside a caseworker is invited to take 5 minutes to share:
- a short paragraph describing a time you were exposed to a family or child suffering from trauma
- experienced secondary trauma yourself; or
- can attest to the need for increased mental health access for a caseworker
We are committed to keeping your story anonymous. It will be shared with legislators and others to illustrate just how difficult and challenging Child Welfare work is. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of something that will hopefully lead to an improved work environment. If you can share something, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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