What What’s Wednesday: How can a social worker help my family?
The Month of March is a special month for Sunshine State Counseling Center as we are Celebrating “Social Work”. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) have themed the month:”Social Work: Forging Solutions out of Challenges”. Today, we are embracing the job of a social worker by listing five ways social workers could help your family.
According to the NASW about 16% of the country’s half a million social workers work in child services while 12% work in family services.
Social workers have a wide array of techniques to help children and families to better cope with the normal stresses of life and to deal with problems such as child abuse and homelessness. Through assessment, support, counseling, resource coordination and advocacy, social workers:
- Licensed clinical social workers provide clinical therapy to empower individuals, groups and families to heal and develop healthier life styles;
- Place abused children in loving homes;
- Find employment and housing for homeless families;
- Help pregnant women, adoptive parents and adopted children navigate the adoption system; and,
- Help children and families make best use of the welfare system.