Who’s Your Hero?
The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is still accepting nominations for the 2014 inductees to the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. Those who receive this distinguished recognition are: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs; 2) those who made extraordinary contributions to professional development and; 3) those who by exemplary practice served as role models for other social workers.
Operating under the auspices of the CSWA at USC, the California Social Work Hall of Distinction recognizes social workers who, over the course of their career, have made extraordinary contributions to the development and practice of the social work profession in California. The Hall serves to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders and innovators are recognized and their stories shared and preserved. The Hall of Distinction Committee is comprised of social work leaders from universities and social work organizations throughout the state.
To nominate your social work hero, see recent induction events and read about past inductees, visit the organization’s website at www.socialworkhallofdistinction.org.
Nominations must be submitted by January 15 to be considered for the upcoming year. Honorees will be announced in the spring and inducted at a ceremony at the 2014 NASW-CA Annual Conference. The induction follows the Conference, which alternates from the northern to the southern parts of the state. In order to facilitate colleagues and family attending induction events, honorees are chosen from the region where the event occurs in the given year. In 2014, the event will be held in southern California.