Social Work Rising
Empowerment Across the Big SkySocial Work in Montana is on the rise and you are a big part of its progress! In recent years we
have seen increasing numbers of social work graduates, growth in numbers of Licensed Clinical
Social Workers across the Treasure State as well as boosts within our membership’s engagement
in trainings, lobbying efforts, and participation in NASW-MT sponsored activities. The growing
infusion of social work advocacy and values has contributed to the overall safety and support of
During the past two legislative sessions, Social Work has made giant leaps in its professional
standing through two landmark bills that now have become law. Tiered Licensure (MAR
24.219.501) has been established which legitimates social work across educational degrees and
scope of practice. Title Protection in Section Two of SB 102 now confirms that social work is an
independent practice that is unique from other human service professionals.
It is undeniable. Social Work is Rising in Montana! The growth and legitimacy of social work
practice deserves to be celebrated far and wide across the Big Sky. NASW-MT has coordinated
with members of our community to explore Montana’s wilderness this summer and push
themselves to meet their own individual outdoor goals while celebrating and spreading
awareness of who social workers are and how we contribute to support Montana.
As in many social work endeavors, we are looking to create collaboration. As Montana’s
adventurers head out across the Big Sky to conquer their pursuits, we are seeking sponsorship to
make their goals a success.
Your contribution to this event will support this momentum so that the social work profession
will continue to rise.
Please support the growth of social work in Montana and sponsor an outdoor pursuit today!