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(By Senators Foster, Barnes, Jenkins, White, D. Facemire, Palumbo, McCabe, Plymale, Wells, Prezioso, Chafin, Unger, Stollings, Laird, Edgell, Minard and Yost)

Designating February 3, 2010, as "Social Work Day" at the Legislature.

Whereas, Social workers are dedicated to the successful functioning of American society; and
Whereas, Social workers inspire community action that improves life for all people; and
Whereas, Social workers have the right education and experience to guide individuals, families and communities through complex issues and choices; and
Whereas, Social workers stand up for others to make sure everyone has access to the same basic rights, protections and opportunities; and
Whereas, Social workers have been the driving force behind important social movements in the United States; and
Whereas, Social workers help resolve systemic issues that negatively affect community life; and
Whereas, Social workers believe there are no limits to human potential; and
Whereas, Social workers work through private practices, agencies and organizations, hospitals, the military government and educational institutions to provide resources and guidance that support social functioning; and
Whereas, Social workers are on the frontlines, responding to such human needs as homelessness, poverty, family break-up, mental illness, physical and mental disability, substance abuse, domestic violence and many other issues; and
Whereas, Social workers make a wide range of social contributions throughout their careers; and
Whereas, A social work career is one filled with purpose and possibilities; and
Whereas, Social workers help millions of Americans lead more rewarding lives; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 3, 2010, as "Social Work Day" at the Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate officials representing social workers.
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