|HR 1275 - Centennial Anniversary of Professional Social Work; commend|
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A RESOLUTION recognizing the Centennial Anniversary of
Professional Social Work; and for other purposes.
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HR 1275 LC 8 3461
1- 1 Recognizing the Centennial Anniversary of Professional
1- 2 Social Work; and for other purposes.
1- 3 WHEREAS, the importance of caring for those less fortunate
1- 4 can be found throughout history in cultures around the
1- 5 world, including the Greek city-states and the writings of
1- 6 Confucius and Jesus Christ; and
1- 7 WHEREAS, caring for the poor played an important role in the
1- 8 early years of the Republic of the United States of America,
1- 9 with the establishment of such things as the first publicly
1-10 funded orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1790; the
1-11 Freedmen's Bureau to provide temporary relief, education,
1-12 employment, and health care for newly released slaves in
1-13 1865; and the founding of the Children's Aid Society to aid
1-14 New York's street children in 1853; and
1-15 WHEREAS, the first school for social workers was established
1-16 in 1898 as the New York School of Philanthropy; and
1-17 WHEREAS, the School of Social Work was established at the
1-18 University of Georgia in 1964 to prepare students to provide
1-19 services across the lifespan of those in need; and
1-20 WHEREAS, the School of Social Work has also prepared
1-21 students to play a primary role in revitalizing
1-22 organizations and communities; and
1-23 WHEREAS, the University of Georgia School of Social Work
1-24 served as the state's only accredited master's of social
1-25 work program until 1997; and
1-26 WHEREAS, the University of Georgia School of Social Work has
1-27 graduated more than 3,000 bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D.
1-28 students during its 34 years; and
1-29 WHEREAS, these graduates have served in social work
1-30 positions throughout the State of Georgia and the nation.
1-31 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
1-32 REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize May
1-33 7, 1998, as "Centennial Anniversary for Social Work Day,"
1-34 and pledge commitment to policies and programs which will
1-35 support the social work profession and those it serves.
2- 1 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of
2- 2 Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an
2- 3 appropriate copy of this resolution to the University of
2- 4 Georgia School of Social Work.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98