Armstrong named 2013 VA Social Worker of the Year

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Clinical professor Keith Armstrong, LCSW, has been named the 2013 VA Social Worker of the Year by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This national honor is awarded annually to celebrate the accomplishments of a gifted social worker who exhibits exemplary service in the performance of his/her job, builds links between individuals and groups in the organization, thinks and acts in an innovative manner, exceeds the needs of internal and external customers, and demonstrates outstanding competency in his/her job.

Armstrong is recognized for his major contributions to the professional practice of social work and patient care, including his work as the director of the SFVAMC Couples and Family Program, his key role in establishing the innovative City College of San Francisco Veterans Outreach Program, and his efforts to support the mental health needs of returning service members, veterans, and their families through the development of a strong network of community partners and publication of two highly acclaimed books, “Courage After Fire” and “Courage After Fire for Parents.”


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