In this week of violence – the pipe bombs which thankfully harmed no one, the shooting at a supermarket, and the tragic deaths of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue yesterday while at prayer – CSWA would like to extend our hope and support for all affected by these terrible events. The escalation of hate and the actions that it promotes in our country is frightening and inescapable. We must do better to stop it.
As the wonderful Fred Rogers, who lived in Squirrel Hill where the Tree of Life synagogue is located, said, “When things go wrong, look for the helpers.” We are the helpers. Let’s do all we can to fulfill our mission and prevent the grief so many feel today.
Melissa Johnson, LCSW, President
Clinical Social Work Association
The National Voice of Clinical Social Work