World Social Day, March 17, 2015

A global definition of Social Work *
Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.
The above definition may be amplified at national and/or regional levels

Una definición global de Trabajo Social   *
El trabajo social es una profesión basada en la práctica y una disciplina académica que promueve el cambio y el desarrollo social, la cohesión social, y el fortalecimiento y la liberación de las personas. Los principios de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la responsabilidad colectiva y el respeto a la diversidad son fundamentales para el trabajo social. Respaldada por las teorías del trabajo social, las ciencias sociales, las humanidades y los conocimientos indígenas, el trabajo social involucra a las personas y las estructuras para hacer frente a desafíos de la vida y aumentar el bienestar.
La siguiente definición se puede ampliar a nivel nacional y / o regional.

* Definition by: International Federation of Social Workers

We want to highlight the outstanding work performed by all Social Workers at Johns Hopkins and Baltimore. With special attention to Flor Giusti, JHBMC Children’s Medical Practice Social Worker. If you ask a mom in the community about Flor, they recognize her immediately. She is a reference for Latinos in Baltimore, serves them in their language, understands their culture, families find a hand to hold in navigating the system and learning about resources, but most importantly a voice to speak up. Thank you Flor! Gracias Flor!

Flor Giusti

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