The Image of Social Work
In the UK we take a serious approach to improving the image of social work and social workers. The Social Work Task Force, the Monro Review and the plans for a College of Social Work and having a Chief Social worker all include ideas about improving the allegedly poor image of social work.
In the USA they seem to be taking a different approach with Celebrity counselling on TV which includes social worker Sherry Gaba providing counselling to some of the “troubled clients” on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”
Then there is Helena D Lewis‘ one-woman stage play, “Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker.”
All these initiatives from the NASW .
Just a tad more exciting than our own dear BASW.