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SOCIAL WORK WEEK: MARCH 4-10, 2013

THEME:  “Restoring Hope – The Power of Social Work”

 The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) have adopted this year’s theme “Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work” from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in the USA.

This theme was adopted because of the pivotal role that social workers play in helping clients, communities and society restore (and in other instances, maintain and build) a sense of hope.  Social Work Week is being celebrated March 4-10 in 2013.

Hopefulness is a crucial way of thinking, feeling and behaving because it enables people to cope with often very complex and challenging issues in our lives.  Social workers offer hope, rooted in practical problem-solving expertise.  Recognizing that people are experts in their own lives, and hope and expectations take many forms, social workers help people find solutions that are tailored to meet their unique needs and concerns.

Social Work Week provides an opportunity each year for social workers to promote and celebrate their profession and the life-changing work they do n every community.

Social workers at CFFM provide care to individuals and their families by:

  • Providing counseling for depression and other mental health needs
  • Supporting individuals, families and careers to cope with illness
  • Addressing  end of life issues and grief counseling
  • Liaising with community partners and help people navigate health care system

HOW TO GET A REFERRAL TO A SOCIAL WORKER

You can talk to your family doctor about a referral to a social worker!