Your source for the social work profession in North Carolina.
NASW-NC would like to introduce you to the 2013-2014 NASW-NC Board of Directors.
Each of our amazing board members chose the profession of social work for a reason and we would like to share their stories with you. Stay tuned for a post about each of the social workers who represent YOU on the NASW-NC Board.
What led you to choose social work as your profession?
I am a BSW graduate from Western Carolina University. I have always wanted to be involved in the helping professions and have found my profession in Social Work. I began my college education at AB-Tech Community College in Asheville and acquired my Liberal Arts credits to transfer to a University. During my time in community college I was required by one of my Psychology professors to complete a service learning assignment consisting of fifteen, out of class hours. I have always had a passion for helping women and children in a domestic violence dilemma. I joined the volunteer team at Asheville’s local domestic violence shelter. During the pre-service training I realized I really did want to be in a profession where I could actually make a difference in the life of another human being and social work provides many opportunities to do just that. I would love to one day have another shelter for women, children, including teens of domestic violence. I want to learn about Forensic Social Work, I love medical social work, I love challenges in helping those who live with mental illness and alcohol and drug addictions. There is so much to be done; but, I know this journey is what I was meant to do. If I can help just one person be empowered, free from violence, free to make their own decisions and take charge of their lives, show them they are beautiful and valuable, then being a social worker has been worthwhile.
Learn more about the NASW-NC Board of Directors and what NASW-NC does for the social work profession in North Carolina