March is Social Work Month and the theme this year is Social Workers are Essential.

For the past 120 years, brave men and women have been making our nation a more equitable and inclusive place. Those unsung heroes are social workers. They're professionals concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being.

March is Social Work Month, a time for us to recognize the social work industry and shed some light to all of the amazing heroes in our community fighting for those who can not fight for themselves. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. With more than 700,000 professional social workers employed in the United States alone, it is by far one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. We need more social workers as we continue to deal with entrenched problems that have stressed our society. Social workers are needed now more than ever, and that is why social workers are essential.

At Lilliput Families, our child and family social workers work tirelessly day in and day out to protect some of the most vulnerable children in our communities and provide critical support for families in need of assistance. Alongside others on the front line of COVID, our social workers have not missed a beat. Our social workers, along with all of the social workers around the world, have continued to provide critical services during these unprecedented times and for that they've kept our children, families and our communities safer.

To all of our social workers and the teams around them, you are essential and we applaud you.

Happy Social Work Month!

During the COVID-19 public health emergency and in response to growing racial unrest, social workers gained national visibility as a crisis-ready workforce trained to help people find resources and de-escalate community conflict. Social workers helped isolated older adults create life-enhancing social connections; ensured homebound school children received meals and other resources needed to learn; and found emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Many quickly pivoted to offering virtual therapy to accommodate more clients seeking mental health support. Social workers also pressed local, state and the federal governments to help already struggling families survive during the pandemic’s economic downturn.


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