Turning Points for Children Celebrates Black History Month
We are proud to celebrate the history of Black Americans and their contributions to our country. As social workers, Black history is often at the heart of the work we do, whether through the communities we serve or the programs and advocacy that supports and uplifts marginalized communities.
We want to take a moment to highlight one of the most famous Black social workers, a pioneer in the field, E. Franklin Frazier. He served as director of the Atlanta School of Social Work from 1922 to 1927. He is described as an “author”, a “scholar noted for his studies on the lack of family”, and as someone who “promoted training for social workers.” We continue and honor his legacy by putting an emphasis on training and approaching our cases through a trauma-informed lens.
Our Community Umbrella Agencies have been posting regular content honoring Black history. Please feel free to follow them on Instagram: CUA3, CUA9 and CUA10.