JASW in the News
The Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) today called on the ministries of Education and National Security to act promptly to bring all the children being housed in facilities controlled by the Qahal Yahweh Organisation to safety. Social Workers' Association Calls for Protection of Children at Qahal Yahweh Church
“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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The Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) celebrated the launch of their brand-new website on Friday, July 19th. The website will help connect Social Workers throughout Jamaica, acting as an online hub for resource sharing and professional networking.
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