This year the Social Service Week will take place on September 21 - 25, 2015. It is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase engagement and interest in workforce strengthening initiatives.
This year, the theme focuses on the importance of the community level workforce.
Each day, Alliance members will receive a blog with a link to resources and information related to that day’s theme. A range of social service workers from different countries will be featured in worker profiles.
Day 1: Why do we need a well-planned, developed and supported community level workforce?
Day 2: It Takes a Strong SSW to Prevent and Address Violence Against Children
Day 3: Health Teams and Social Service Workers: Collaborating to Improve Health Outcomes and Overall Wellbeing or Community level SSWs promote better health outcomes
Day 4: The Role of Community Level Social Service Workers in Care Reform
Day 5: A Competency Framework for Para Professional Social Service Workers
The Alliance also be posting information on social media channels. You can follow them onTwitter @SSWAlliance and participate in discussions using #SSWWeek.
Check the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance website for updates.