Have you ever wondered who deals with problems like unemployment,
poverty, inadequate housing and illiteracy? The answer that pops up in
your head must be “the government.” That is true but the government
hires people to solve these problems and they are the social workers.
Even though the world is developing day by day, physical and mental
health and social problems are also on the rise. The developed world may
have solved the financial, economic, fuel, jobs, education and other
such basic issues. Along side this where ever humans are involved,
social problems are also at large. To solve these social work
professionals are needed.
Social workers are provided by the
state, to help people cope with different situation including problems
with children, family, schools, and public health including medical and
mental health. Those who have the desire to help people and the
community, become professionals in this growing field, and the state,
hire those who are trained and specialized for the service they are
providing. There are many situations when professionals in the
education, medical or other services overlook the human aspect,
psychologically and socially, giving rise to social problems; at other
times they may be faced by a bigger group or community facing after
shocks of an earthquake or war crimes, or floods.
On an individual
level, social work specialists assist children or families resolve
domestic conflicts especially where child or spousal abuse is involved.
They are licensed clinical workers trained to provide counseling to
parents, children and families on how to deal with such problems.. They
provide guidance and counseling to families who have terminally ill
patients… Children of divorced parents also have their problems. So,
social workers help them move on with their normal lives in the best
possible way, otherwise they are likely to go into the state of
depression or start taking drugs or find other outlets to cope with
At times social workers are involved in providing
assistance to people in a large group, especially in areas which are
going through a rehabilitation period after a natural catastrophe. In
schools, social workers help students cope with the problems they face
with their friends, teachers and families, so they can continue to do
well in their studies. All in all, social workers are touching the lives
of individuals so they can become useful citizens of their country. Of
course, as the lives of individuals change for the better, so will
society as a whole.