Representative highlights contributions of social workers in schools

Rep. State Rep. Kimberly Edwards speaks on her resolution on the Michigan House floor, supported by state Reps. Betsy Coffia, Carrie Rheingans, Felicia Brabec and Stephanie A. Young.

State Rep. Kimberly Edwards (D-Eastpointe), front right, speaks on her resolution, supported by, from left, state Reps. Betsy Coffia (D-Traverse City), Carrie Rheingans (D-Ann Arbor), Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor) and Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing.


LANSING, Mich., March 6, 2024 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed House Resolution 200 yesterday, sponsored by state Rep. Kimberly Edwards (D-Eastpointe). The resolution declares March 3-9 as School Social Work Week in the state of Michigan. Following its passage, Edwards, a former social worker, issued the following statement:

“Day in and day out, school social workers provide services to students who face serious barriers to learning, including poverty, discrimination, mental illness, homelessness, familial stressors and more. Holistic student support helps kids and the entire community, which benefits from school social workers’ insights. It’s only right that school social workers get a week during Social Work Month that uplifts them specifically. It may not be in their nature to toot their own horns, but now is the time to do so. We thank and celebrate the work of all school social workers this week!”