MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Eva Forde, MSSW
Social work has traditionally been the best-kept secret in Jamaica's quest for improved conditions. Every Social Development Commission office, every Child Protection and Family Service Agency, every hospital, every PATH Programme and every Probation office - all fundamental service organizations in our society - are powered by trained and dedicated social work professionals.
It is fitting then, that a profession as far-reaching and integral as social work should have a platform to showcase its achievements, highlight its importance, and promote its utility on a national stage.
It is with great delight that I welcome you to gojasw.org - our long-awaited website where we hope to inspire growth, unify change efforts and engender deep regard for the fundamentality of the social work profession in Jamaica.
Here on gojasw.org social workers and social service workers, students, agencies and interested persons can find everything they need to inform their practice and improve broaden their knowledge base: research and publications, services for hire, and upcoming events including professional development training and conferences. Individuals can also apply for membership to gain access to exclusive offers and information.
As we continue to grow and develop, we invite edifying contributions to assist us in accomplishing our mission to unify and promote the social work profession and social services in Jamaica. We also invite you to come back regularly to access new and informative content.
We are excited to welcome you on this journey of expansion and look forward to supporting your progress as well!