Social Work 2.0
Connecting Social Workers and Helping Professions around the Globe
RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Socialworkhelper.com is a free resource directory with an active social networking community of practitioners and students from helping professions. People often envision social workers as a woman going into a parent's homes to take their children away. Although child protection social workers, who include both men and women, are not popular in our culture, they do provide a necessary function in protecting children from abuse and neglect.
Many are unaware that child protection social workers only represent one area of practice within the social work profession. Not all teachers work in elementary schools, and not all police officers work on college campuses. However, social workers, teachers, and police officers are all struggling to provide quality services with limited resources while being understaffed. In the past, media outlets have often reported on the struggles of teachers and law enforcement when discussing today's economy. However, the social work community appears to be far removed from the discussion despite the increased demand for services and child protection issues as a result of the economic recession.
Social Workers can be found in the public sector located in the court systems, schools, public health, corrections facilities, and law enforcement agencies. In the nonprofit sector, you will find social workers as service providers, community organizers, and case managers in the healthcare industry. Social Workers also engage in private industry such as private practices, managed care facilities, mental health, and as employee assistance providers. Most importantly, social workers engage the political process exemplified by the Congressional Social Work Caucus inaugurated in the US House of Representatives by the 111th Congress. Yet, state and local governments have made and are currently proposing even more massive cuts.
Social Workers are finding it necessary to increase collaboration efforts, sharing of information, and ideas to combat the attacks against underrepresented populations and the professionals who work tirelessly to remove barriers to housing, health care, education, food security, and protection. Socialworkhelper.com also uses a Mobile Web 2.0 technology to allow users to access resources, engage in forums, download mobile apps, check network activity feeds, post to Facebook and Twitter simultaneously while updating their status on the network, and much more all from your mobile phone.
If you are a student, professional, or someone working to help improve the quality of life for the poor and underprivileged, please go to www.socialworkhelper.com today!
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