March Is Social Work Month 2022
Social Work Month every March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month this year, “The Time is Right for Social Work,” highlights how social workers have enriched our society for more than a century and how their services continue to be needed today.
Social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living and work to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities. In short, social workers help people get the care they need.
During Social Work Month, take time to learn more about the many positive contributions of the profession. The National Association of Social Workers offers this 60-second video that illustrates why social workers have always been essential. “Essential Workers on the Front Lines” highlights what social workers have been doing throughout the pandemic.
Laguna Woods Village Social Services has served residents since 1972. Social work counselors are available for short-term counseling, long-term care planning and resource referrals. Contact Social Services if you are:
- Grieving the loss of a loved one
- Caring for an ill or aging relative
- Coping with a life changing diagnosis
- Making long-term care arrangements
- Feeling overwhelmed and stressed
- In need of assistance in your home
To learn more about the Village’s own Social Services Division, click here. To speak to someone about short-term counseling, crisis intervention, support groups, educational programs, long-term care planning and resource referrals, call 949-597-4267.
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