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Jacqueline Martino LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Mrs. Stacey L. Rossano LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Maria Duggan LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Clinical Interests: self-esteem issues, coaching, addictions ... (Read more)
Wendy A. Lescarbeau-McCloud MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Marylyn Dunlap Colburn LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Erin Rosalee Vincze LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 30 Southwick Street, Agawam, MA 01030
Margaret Jane Senn
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 40 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
Cindy Opper LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Kathleen M. Morrissey LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Stephanie Cox LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
Ms. Theresa Anne Hammond MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 40 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
Mr. Phillip Byron Prather LICSW
Specializes in Counseling, Social Work
Address: 40 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
Dr. Ruth A. Norman LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1029 North Road, Westfield, MA 01085
Mrs. Senka Salatic-Ewing LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 77 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Jessica Roy LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 45 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Gladys A. Olson LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1132 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
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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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