What does it mean to be a social worker now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned? Like many of us, I'm sure you've asked yourself this question. A few tips during this time to help you:
1) Take care of yourself. It's okay if you need time to take in and process what has occurred over the past week.
2) Reach out to your supports. If you don't have a lot of supports, reach out to us and we will connect you
3) Do something that helps you feel recharged
4) Get involved - if you aren't sure where to begin join reach out to us and we can help connect you. Here are some great tools to get you started:
KSCSW supports reproductive and abortion rights and we encourage everyone to get involved in advocating for change. If you are looking for support we are here for you.
Now is the time to come together and support one another and advocate for the rights. One of the values of a social worker is social justice. Our code of ethics states:
Social workers challenge social injustice. Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers’ social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people.
Let's work together to educate, advocate, and support those we work with. Take care of yourself. We are here for you!
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