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Mrs. Tracey Lynn Carter LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1110 Laurel Street, Highland, IL 62249
Mrs. Denise Rucker Eubank MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 217 Suppiger Lane, Highland, IL 62249
Bach-Ty Thi Tran
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 80 Chase Way, Highland, IL 62249
Christopher Hill LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2420 Poplar Street, Highland, IL 62249

What is Social Work?

Strongly influenced by the concepts of human rights and social justice, social workers are professionals that help vulnerable individuals, families, and groups in need. Social work can include a variety of different jobs or careers, but in essence it involves meeting people in their home environment, identifying the issues that are causing social problems for them, and connecting them with the right resources to improve their well-being.

Social workers may work for organizations, in hospitals, in schools, for the government, at senior centers, in private practice, or in any number of public or private institutions. Many social workers choose to work with specific populations, such as children, the elderly, or the poor. Often, social work is about creating healthy communities in order to improve the lives of all people.

Some of the issues that social workers may come up against in their profession include:
  • Violence
  • Poverty
  • Abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Illness and lack of access to healthcare
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Divorce
  • Death and grief
  • Unemployment
  • Disability
  • Mental illness
  • Family dysfunction

Social workers are advocates for social change. They educate clients to prevent problems from occurring or worsening. They empower others to develop to their full potential.
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