JASW in the News
“The money really isn’t there, because we have not listened enough to the social workers, and we have fundamentally misconceived the things that lead to the very problems we are talking about. Nobody is born a serial killer,” he said, noting that the Government has for years failed to pump resources into social work in Jamaica."
"A lack of appreciation or recognition of the value of social work is frustrating hundreds of persons trained in the field as they find it hard to land jobs locally..."
"In the last 10 years, the number of people enrolling in social work programmes has significantly increased on the island. What this says to me is that there is a growing demand for professional training within the field of social intervention. It also speaks to the immediate need that exists for these interventions to be implemented in Jamaican society..."
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Jamaica Association of Social Workers
University of the West Indies
Social Welfare Training Centre
Mona, Kingston Jamaica