Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017 21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children.
Community social work is unique because it encourages the community to be actively involved with the social worker. The assumption is that the people being affected by whatever issue the social worker is trying to solve are going to be naturally more invested and passionate.
In 2012, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) held an annual conference with the theme of “Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work.” After the conference, 58 social work experts wrote essays that described examples of hope in their practices.
Responsibilities of a Medical Social Worker Medical social workers start by assessing the patient for psychosocial problems, which they may need help with. They determine what psychological, social or financial problems a patient is having due to their medical condition.
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers. Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.
Military social work is a specialized field of practice that provides necessary support and interventions to military personnel, retirees, their spouses and their dependents. Military social workers receive specialized training that allows them to serve the needs of military clients.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.