Students Head to the Capitol for "Social Work Day"

Date: March 28, 2012 - 2:16pm
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St. Paul, MN – Social Work students from North Central University attended Social Work Day at the Capitol in St. Paul on March 26, 2012.

Social Work Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for professional social workers, social work students, and social work educators to join together and lobby state lawmakers about matters of social policy that affect clients, the profession, and the citizens of Minnesota.

This was the 16th annual event where Social Work students learn the process of political advocacy. The event started at the Minnesota History Center, where students heard from speakers, and concluded at the Minnesota State Capitol. At the Capitol, there were opportunities for students to meet with state legislators to advocate on behalf of issues important to them.

The Social Work Program at North Central University seeks to train students in the knowledge and skills of social work practice. The program is guided by a love for Christ and a commitment to service to God and to humanity. The educational framework is based on the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) requirements, Christian values, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics, the National Association of Christian Social Workers (NACSW) statement of faith and practice, a liberal arts foundation, as well as a biblical foundation. the major values a holistic approach to social work that includes the mind (knowledge), the body (practice), and the spirit (faith).