National Social Work Month, observed throughout March, uplifts social workers and celebrates their constant contributions to our society. This year’s theme, “Social Work Breaks Barriers,” highlights the innovative ways in which social workers help enrich and empower people in our communities to overcome challenges so they can live to their fullest potential.Continue reading
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Happy Social Workers Month
March is Social Work Month, and we want to thank all social workers for what they do. We especially celebrate the dedicated social workers at DHEC who work so hard to make a difference in public health across the state.
Social workers stand up for millions of people each day. They stand up by comforting people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, ensuring they get the best care while on the road to recovery. They work in communities and with national, state and local government to provide services to stand with and help the most vulnerable.
Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way.
Did you know that we have social workers in DHEC programs across the state, including Children with Special Health Care Needs, Tuberculosis Control, STD/HIV Prevention, Community teams, Children’s Health and Public Health Preparedness? Did you also know that while these social workers are located in specific programs, they are also available to assist our staff and clients, regardless of program or clinic?
Join us at DHEC in celebrating our 24 licensed social workers who stand up every day for the citizens of our state.
Mary Haywood, LMSW Linda O’Neill, LMSW
Rhonda Hipp, LMSW Caroline Carman, LISW-CP/AP
Linda Markovich, LMSW Brenda Johnson, LMSW
Lenora Talley, LMSW Jourdan Coulter, LMSW
Joanne Hobbick, LMSW
Pee Dee Lowcountry
Suzanne Seay, LMSW Kacey Schmitt, LISW-CP
Mary Golden, LMSW George Bush, LMSW
Rose Laney, LISW-CP Yvette Jeffries, LMSW
Ethel “Tina” Turner, LMSW Lori Vaughn, LISW-CP
Kerry Whetsell, LMSW
Sophia Armstrong, LMSW
Lucy Gibson, LMSW
Lee Kirkpatrick, LMSW
Charmella Tyler, LMSW
Douglas Outlaw, LMSW
Vernita Wingate, LMSW
Make sure to visit this album to meet some of DHEC’s social workers. We appreciate all they do to uphold the agency’s core values of embracing service, pursuing excellence and promoting teamwork!