Few professions get as bad a rap as social workers in our society. Amid the myriad of stories told by family, friends and acquaintances and the negative portrayal of social workers on television and in the media, it’s not hard to believe the bad things you hear. Consequently, there are many myths and misconceptions that have arisen about social workers and the service they provide.
The job of a social worker is to counsel and help people find the right resources, solutions and care available to them, specific to those individual’s issues. They deal with many issues, such as Child welfare, Pregnancy issues, Veterans’ affairs, Coping with grief and loss, Mental health recovery Domestic violence, Prison and drug rehabilitation, Adoption and foster care, Disability, Depression, Divorce and Poverty. What are the myths that are common? (more…)