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#SocialWorkMonth is a time to celebrate the compassionate Quest Cares team


Melissa Tyson, Director of Quest Cares - CARF Accredited Supportive Services

Social Work Month Focuses on Empowering Social Workers as they Address Mental Health, Other Issues

 

The Quest Cares team dedicate their lives to helping others, advocating for change, and making our communities better places for everyone.


People become social workers because they have a strong desire to help others. Social workers have a hearty sense of social justice and follow a Code of Ethics that calls on them to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people. They are particularly attuned to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.


Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It predicts nearly 800,000 people will work as social workers in the United States by 2032, an increase of seven percent over the decade.


During Social Work Month and beyond, we urge supporters of social workers to press state and federal lawmakers to pass legislation that supports social workers and help boost their salaries, including the Improving Access to Mental Health Act and legislation to improve social work safety.


States should also pass the Interstate Licensure Compact, which would allow social workers to practice in multiple jurisdictions. This would make it easier for social workers to provide mental health services in states where there are provider shortages.


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