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.
Jack Register, LCSW, LCAS
What led you to choosing social work as your profession?
I wanted to save my family from Severe Mental Illness
I learned that I could not save anyone but myself
I learned how to engage and be present to others’ experiences
I “became” a systems social worker when I began policy/advocacy work
I could see the threads linking the implementation of policy to the community and then to the lives of people
I embraced the definition of justice as put forth by Jane Addams – Communal responsibility, rooted in critical feminist theory and inquiry, foundation of beneficence
Now, as a scholar-practitioner, I can be the change, research the change, teach the change to others, and politicize change.