"I had two previous sessions with April and I was going thru a really bad time in my life..it took a lot for me to reach out to say that I needed to talk to someone. She immediately interjected her opinion before our first session was over. While my phone was off due to my job firing me while I was in the hospital... April texted my husband (then fiance) and told him that she was canceling our appointment cause their building was being sold and that she would be in touch. I am still looking for someone to talk to because things have gotten slightly better but I see that almost a year later and April is still in the same place. I never heard a word from her that is extremely unprofessionally who knows how many other people she has done this to? I didn't think that people go into this line of work to make people trust them and then ghost them cause if they do that makes them sicker than the people they treat. "
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:
Illness and lack of access to healthcare
Drug and alcohol addiction
Death and grief
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.