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Social Workers are Essential

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Every March during National Social Work Month we recognize the empathy and hard work Social Workers display in their service as advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators for the underserved in public settings. Social workers are essential to community well-being, which is why the theme for this year’s Social Work Month is Social Workers Are Essential!

In long term care settings, social workers focus on key areas such as emotional impact of physical and mental illness or disability. Social workers, together with clinical care practitioners, function as a pair to take care of the whole person and ensure that the people in their care achieve the best possible outcomes.