March 2019 Is National Social Workers Month
Social Workers Help Empower Erie Seniors and Families
BrightStar Care of Erie Supports Elevating Social Work!
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) leads this year’s Social Work Month celebration in March with a campaign centered on the theme “Elevate Social Work!”
BrightStar Care is helping celebrate Social Work Month this March in Erie, Pennsylvania. For more than a century social workers have played a key role in improving our society. We hope to inform the public and legislators about the crucial role our social workers have on society and empowering others. For instance, Social Worker of the Year Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez founded an organization to mobilize farm workers and low-wage immigrant communities in Indiana, California, Pennsylvania and Arizona to prevent child sex abuse. Social workers such as social reformer Jane Addams, former Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, and civil rights leaders Dorothy Height and Whitney Young have helped Americans secure voting rights, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and other programs.
BrightStar commends Social Workers for the support they provide Erie Seniors and Families by helping elderly residents get the home care they need”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics social work continues to be one of the fastest growing careers in the nation, with more than 100,000 people expected to enter the field in just seven years. You can find social workers literally everywhere in our society. For example, they are in schools helping students overcome life challenges, so students can get the best possible education. They’re in clinics, hospitals and mental health centers helping people recover; and in federal, state and local government pushing for legislation and regulations to improve quality of life. Many people may not know social workers account for the largest group of mental health service providers in the United States or that the Veterans Administration is the largest employer of social workers with a master’s degree. Despite the invaluable work that social workers do, their salaries tend to lag that of other helping professions such as high school teachers, nurses and police.
The services of social workers are needed now more than ever before as the nation grapples with issues such as income equality, the opioid addiction crisis, the environment and continued struggle for equal rights for all. During Social Work Month we hope you will take time to learn more about the profession and support the work of social workers in improving the lives of individuals and families and our society.
BrightStar Care of Erie, Pennsylvania provides a full continuum of in home care services comprised of companionship, personal care, dementia care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve clients’ health and quality of life.
To learn more about our local team of caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals, and home health care support for Erie families and businesses – Click Here