This month we celebrate all of the wonderful social workers in our community. National Social Worker Month was created to educate the public on the many ways social workers make a difference in our society. They believe that all people matter and work to improve the quality of life and social conditions for everyone.
Through our work with at-risk children, we see these heroes firsthand on the front lines. Please join us in thanking all social workers for their many contributions.
Did you know?*
- More than 600,000 people in the United States hold social work degrees.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for social workers is expected to grow twice as fast as any other occupation, especially in gerontology, home healthcare, substance abuse, private social service agencies, and school social work.
- Social workers help people in all stages of life, from children to the elderly, and from all situations from adoption to hospice care.
- You can find social workers in hospitals, police departments, mental health clinics, military facilities, and even corporations.
*For more information visit the National Association of Social Workers at www.socialworkers.org.
Written on 3/3/2014 by Blogger Angie Burkey[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]