This month, District Council 47 recognizes the fine work our brothers and sisters that are social workers are doing and we will be profiling them throughout the rest of the month on our website and facebook page.
Stephanie Davis is a Social Work Supervisor at the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. She has worked at DHS for over 17 years. She received a BA in Political Science from Temple University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Widener University, as well as an Master’s in Social Work Degree from Widener University.
Davis said she was led to social work by a Professor at Temple University, where she was helped to realize the impact of social work on individuals. She is a Philadelphia native and graduated from William Penn High School.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted a measure authored by state Rep. Leslie Acosta, D-Phila., recognizing March 2016 as National Social Work Month in Pennsylvania.
Acosta noted the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers counts about 40,000 degreed social workers in the state. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for social workers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.