Social Work As A Social Worker

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Occasionally, events in life never go as plan, and it may require extra help from an outside source that is when a social worker may become involved depending on the circumstance. The broad definition of social work is work carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those in need of aid or welfare (Google 2015). There are multitudinous amounts of different types of social workers, these are just seven types of social workers’ child welfare, child or adult protective services social workers, school social workers, healthcare social workers, and military and veteran social workers only to name a few provided by Bernhegn. Only social workers that have a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level and with the minimum…show more content…
Social workers can come to the aid of with child abuse all the way to veterans, that includes divorce, homelessness, poverty, addiction and much more. “Professional social workers are found in every facet of community life—in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, corporations, and in numerous public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need. Many also serve as social and community service directors” (“Social Work Profession” 2015). Therefore, the Social Work Profession’s point is that there is a social worker for everyone. Social workers have the potential to change someone’s life in the present or in the future, for an example a child being abused and being able to stop child abuse or to even prevent it can diminish a child’s chance of having a higher rate of drug or alcohol addiction, and reduce the possibility of criminal and teen pregnancy, but that is only just a little part of what they can do to help the community that they live and or work in. With there being profuse amounts of different types of social workers almost anywhere will hire a social
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