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Social Service Workforce Week

Social Service Workforce Week 2017

The 4th annual Social Service Workforce Week was celebrated from September 25 - 29. This year's theme highlighted why we need to advocate for a stronger workforce to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including the goals related to violence, migration and health. Daily themed blogs, worker profiles and related resources helped to increase attention and action for strengthening the social service workforce.

Read the Storify for highlights from each day's blog and how other organizations shared messages of support.

Day 1, September 25: Why do we need to advocate for a strong social service workforce? by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance
Day 2, September 26: How does the social service workforce contribute to SDGs related to violence? by Roger Pearson, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Child Protection, Programme Division, UNICEF
Day 3, September 27: Strengthening the Workforce to Deliver Psychosocial Support for Refugee Women and Girls: Lessons from Northern and West Nile in Uganda, by Dinnah Nabwire and Joseph Zzimula, TPO Uganda
Day 4, September 28: How the social service workforce is vital to helping achieve the SDGs related to health and well-being for all, by Dr. Tapfuma Murove, Chief of Party, 4 Children at Catholic Relief Services, Nigeria
Day 5, September 29: Many Voices are Greater than One: How you can advocate for the social service workforce to achieve the SDGs, by Nicole Brown, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

Social Service Workforce Week 2016

Social Service Workforce Week was held September 26 - 30. The year’s theme was “Building the Case for a Stronger Social Service Workforce.” Daily blogs will review the reasons a stronger workforce is needed to best care for vulnerable populations, and how this can be achieved. Read each day's blog below.

Social Service Workforce Week 2015

In 2015, Social Service Workforce Week was celebrated from September 21 - 25, 2015. The theme of the week focused on the role of community level workers. Read the daily blogs to learn more about this important aspect of work.

There were many excellent examples of how other organizations promoted the week and shared resources in 2015 about the para professional workforce.

Social Service Workforce Week 2014

The first Social Service Workforce week was held in April 2014 as a means to raise awareness for the Alliance and garner support from members, organizations and the public around the issue and importance of social service workforce strengthening. A blog and other resources were released each day during the week.

Read the blog posts from each day: