Social work is a profession, which aims at improving people’s lives
and helps them adjust to a particular environment. There are many
different fields of social work and most social workers specialize in a
One of the most common types of social work is
family and school social work. These types of workers help families
adjust to changes and unwanted conditions, such as divorce. Any changes
in the family dynamic can have an effect on the children as well as the
parents, so it is important to have someone who can guide them through
the whole process. These social workers can also work with single
parents, foster homes, adopted children, or more severe cases such as
abuse. These types of workers are called child services social workers,
or child protective workers. School social work can involve spreading
awareness about different social issues such as teenage pregnancies, or
drug use. They can work with children to help them through peer
pressure, and any difficult situation.
Another major type of
social work is mental health social work. These workers help people with
mental illnesses get the treatment they require, and to adjust into
their surroundings. This can include group therapy, intervention, or
social rehabilitation. They can also work with families of such patients
to help them cope with this issue. Substance abuse social workers work
with people who are coping with this problem. They can help them find
help and groups so that they can try to quit their drug abuse problem.
These types of workers usually work in clinics, or hospitals along with
the professional medical caregivers.
Medical health social workers
work with patients with chronic diseases and help them cope with the
difficulties caused by the disease. These can be any kind of illnesses
such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, or AIDS. They can help arrange home care
for the patient any medical equipment required to take care of the
patient at home. They can also work with organ transplant patients, and
are often known as clinical social workers.
These are some of the
broad areas of social work, but it can be related to any aspect of life
as long as it involves improving other people’s lives. They can also
work in research related fields or work as policy makers in areas such
as education and employment. They are usually appointed by the
government in all these areas.