Happy Social Work Month 2018

Each March the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates social work month as a way to raise awareness of the profession and recognize the great works provided each day by social workers throughout the world.  The theme chosen for 2018 is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions”

From the NASW Website regarding this years theme:

“Every day the nation’s 650,000 social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our society a better place to live…Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way, bringing people together with others and their communities to find ways to address pressing individual, group and societal problems such as hunger, affordable housing, equal rights for all and making organizations and government accountable…As the nation commemorates Social Work Month in March, it is important for the public to recognize that the need for social workers to be strong advocates, champions and leaders is more important than ever.”

We are fortunate to have many social workers within our various Corps and Service Extension Units throughout the Division.  Be sure to take a moment to thank the social workers at your location for their service and recognize their dedication to the social work profession.

For those of you who are social workers a BIG thank you for all you do as part of The Salvation Army and the individuals and families serviced by the local units every day.


March 2018 Webinar Training Opportunity – REGISTER NOW!

Please join us for the upcoming webinar and share this training opportunity with others at your location.

When Clients Get Stuck – Approaches to Moving Towards Goal Completion in Case Management

Thursday March 15th at 1:00pm CDT/2:00pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Jim Winship – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Beechwood True, LLC

WUM Division Staff – This webinar is eligible to meet 1.0 hours of training for the Interview & Assessments Skills competency area towards the case management certification. For more details click here.

Please note that we are not permitted to provide CEU’s for webinar training sessions. Webinars are provided for educational and on-going training purposes only.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Click HERE to view recording links for past webinars

February 2018 Information & Resource Roundup

Once a month we will roundup a variety of resources, news articles or items of interest we’ve come across that could be helpful in providing services, increasing staff knowledge and/or improving skills.  

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty ProblemThe New York Time – January 24, 2018

The United States of PrivilegeRelevant Magazine – October 9, 2017

For One Family, Contract Work Means ‘Feast or Famine’ As Income Varies National Public Radio – January 24, 2018

This survivor wants to give other male victims of sex trafficking a voicecirca.com – September 19, 2017

Why the U.S., One of the World’s Richest Countries, Struggles With Diseases of PovertyHuffington Post – January 30, 2018

New state council puts focus on homelessness Wisconsin State Journal – February 13, 2018

COC provides for people in need The Mining Journal – February 2, 2018

Assembly Republicans pass full slate of Gov. Scott Walker’s welfare limits Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 15, 2018

Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care The Washington Post – February 12, 2018

Bryan Stevenson on What We Should Know And Can Do to Fight for Racial Justice Relevant Magazine – February 13, 2018

Have a resource or article to share? Leave in the comments or pass it on to wumsocialservices@usc.salvationarmy.org and we’ll include it in next month’s roundup. 

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, spend a few moments remembering the rich history of diversity in The Salvation Army and learn about some of the amazing individuals that have contributed to it.

Celebrating Black History Month – Metropolitan Division – February 1, 2018

Pioneers of Salvation Army History – New Frontier Chronicle – February 5, 2016

Remember Diversity In Our History – Northern Division – February 10, 2015

We hope the stories of these influential individuals inspire you as you contribute to The Salvation Army’s services and mission.

NEW Newsletter – Volume 1 Winter Issue

We are happy to announce the launch of the new quarterly WUM Social Services Newsletter. Click here to view the inaugural issue. Hard copies were included in recent Corps mail and issues will also always be accessible here on the blog.

We hope the newsletter will increase communication, awareness of Divisional activities and offer locations the opportunity to learn more about what is going on within Social Services around the Division. If you have a success story or spotlight you’d like to see featured in a future issue or have suggestions please submit to WUMSocialServices@usc.salvationarmy.org.