National Social Work Month
Social workers are called upon to help protect the most vulnerable among us and speak up for those in need. In particular, those who work in child welfare must be leaders, advocates and champions for those with whom they work. March is National Social Work Month, a time for recognizing the efforts of these individuals and their impact.
The National Association of Social Workers chose “Social Workers are Essential” as this year’s theme, writing “Social workers are essential to community well-being. As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities.”
FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.
This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.