March 2020 Chairman’s MessageBy Urban League of HR
As we head into March so much is going on all around the world, tensions on Turkey/Greece border, Europe is being heavily impacted by the Corona Virus – shutting down tourism, Joe Biden wins in a stunning come from behind victory in South Carolina can this change the Democratic nominee noise?
March is also National “Self-Harm Awareness” Month as well as Professional Social Work Month. Self-Harm is not labeled a mental illness, but many young people do self-harm to cope with negative, tense emotions. We want to highlight this as many families have to deal with impact of the self-harm.
National Professional Social Work month as well as National Nutrition Month. These two can be closely tied together understanding the work that Social Workers are attached to in ensuring children are fed well in their homes among the many tasks Social Workers are tied to.
All of these March month initiatives are tied ever so closely to the UL pillars of health and education. We need our underserved communities to understand that in times like this when we have a virus impacting Europe, it will ultimately impact the US. This will have an impact on our young families and when it does the mental strain may become an issue. We have to understand the resources that are available via the Social Work community. Nutrition will be key, eating healthy is always important and it gives our bodies a fighting chance against almost everything.
As for the tensions in Turkey and Greece, we must continue to pay attention to things outside of the US, it always has an impact on our economy and politically behind the scenes. The US response, or lack thereof always plays a role in how far the tensions escalate.
Joe Biden winning SC makes things very interesting for the Democratic Party, just what it means, we will see in the coming months.
March also is the month that Spring arrives and we anxiously await blooming of flowers and the trees budding! Of course it will kick off allergy season so all beware!