March 2024 – Social Work Month

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Happy Social Worker Month.

March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. During Social Work Month take time to learn more about the many positive contributions of the profession, and celebrate all the social workers you know.

We know firsthand the impact our social workers provide through our interdisciplinary care teams, and we know, that without them we could not continue to maintain the high standard of care for our patients. Our social workers are on the front line advocating for each patient’s end-of-life wishes and helping individuals address the emotional aspects of end-of-life care.

We are so grateful for all you do and we humbly say THANK YOU, for your hard work and dedication to others.

Who are social workers?

We honor those serving so many every single day. Social workers provide many services protecting the interests of our communities. Services include keeping our children safe, working with homeless populations, providing mental healthcare, counseling and access to resources for those who have experienced trauma, bereavement support, and many more outlets that help social workers touch the lives of so many people.

Some social workers help clients who face a disability a life-threatening disease or a social problem, such as inadequate housing, unemployment, or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse.

Some social workers conduct research, advocate for improved services, engage in systems design, or are involved in planning or policy development. Many social workers specialize in serving a particular population or working in a specific setting.

What do social workers do?

  • Social workers help individuals, families, and groups restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning, and work to create societal conditions that support communities in need.
  • The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic, and cultural institutions, and the interaction of all these factors.
  • Social workers help people of all backgrounds address their own needs through psychosocial services and advocacy.
  • Social workers help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, physical illness, divorce, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and mental illness. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life.

Learn more about social workers and how they impact our communities: