Celebrating Social Work Month

Social Work is a practice-based profession that promotes social change, development, cohesion and the empowerment of people and communities. Social work practice involves the understanding of human development, behavior, and the social, economic, and cultural institutions and interactions.”

March is Social Work Month, with the theme being “The Time is Right for Social Work”. Social workers have dedicated their time and effort into improving the well-being of those in the community. They have risen to the challenge of helping people through the Covid-19 pandemic, while also experiencing it themselves. Through pandemics, natural disasters, and economic downturns, social workers are on the front lines. They do everything they can to help people overcome trials that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

The social work profession is growing rapidly in the United States, with over 715,000 professionals as of today. The demand for social workers has increased in the past couple of years as the stigma of mental health is fading and people are seeking help. There are so many opportunities as a social worker to make a real difference in society.

Throughout U.S history, social workers have:

  • Fought for civil and voting rights for people of color

  • Protested American intervention in wars

  • Achieved the minimum wage and safer workplaces for poor people

  • Expanded reproductive and employment rights for American women

  • Supported marriage and employment protections for LGBT people

  • Advocated for immigrants seeking asylum

  • Pushed for sensible gun laws and anti-violence initiative

  • Raised awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

  • Fought for client privacy and mental health services

https://www.socialworkers.org

You’ll find social workers in mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, nonprofits, social service agencies, community centers, and more. Thank a social worker today! And visit www.socialworkers.org to learn how to become one!

**Announcement** On February 27th, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member. 

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