Professional social workers advocate for change that helps people lead productive and healthy lives, especially when navigating through major life challenges.
Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
Professional social workers advocate for change that helps people lead productive and healthy lives, especially when navigating through major life challenges, according to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which is celebrating National Professional Social Work Month in March. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation services, supports these professionals in their mission to enhance human well-being and meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.
Social workers focus on improvements that ultimately benefit the most people. Therefore, the collaborative and consultative nature of their work ensures that social workers make a critical impact in many different organizations and human service systems. These areas include aging and family caregiving, child protection and family services, healthcare navigation, mental and behavioral health treatment, military and veterans assistance, nonprofit management, community development and poverty reduction.
NASW members work as specialists, consultants, private practitioners, educators, community leaders, policymakers and researchers in more than 50 fields of practice in workplace settings ranging from private and public agencies, hospices and hospitals, schools and clinics—to businesses and corporations, military units and foundations.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Social Work Matters,” and recognizes social work professionals’ expertise in care coordination, case management and treatment. The contributions of American’s 640,000 professionals in the integrative field of social work help to improve the social function and social condition for people in emotional, psychological economic and physical need. This includes advocacy for millions of people living with disabilities.
Allsup salutes the National Association of Social Workers and other groups for showcasing the importance of social workers in local communities. Free posters highlighting National Social Work Month are available from Allsup to hospitals, clinics and other community groups by calling Karen Hercules-Doerr at (800) 854-1418, ext. 65770.
National Association of Social Workers
Gail Woods Waller
(800) 854-1418, ext. 65770
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