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Social Workers’ Month Spotlights Folks Who Make Life Easier for Others

The staff at Lassen County’s Adult Services Division, one of many local agencies providing support for local residents. -photo provided

Social Workers from across the country are being honored throughout March as part of National Social Workers’ Month, and this year’s theme, “Empowering Social Workers,” focuses on ways Americans can support the social work profession as it addresses issues our nation is facing, including the need for more mental health services providers.

Lassen County employs social workers for a wide variety of departments including Adult Protective Services, Child and Family Services, Behavioral Health and Victim/Witness Assistance.

Locally there are more than a dozen social workers at agencies as diverse as Northeastern Rural Health, Banner Lassen, Lassen Family Services, Lassen Indian Health and the Veteran’s Administration.

Social workers touch millions of lives each day and it is likely a social worker at some time will assist you, a family member or a friend.

According to the National Association of Social Workers, these individuals choose their profession because they have a fervent desire to help others and make our society a better place to live for all.

Do you want a better relationship with your spouse, partner, children, or parents? A social worker can help you forge stronger connections.

Are you living with depression, anxiety, or a substance use disorder? A social worker can help you overcome them and thrive.

Social welfare professionals here in California work with all kinds of people and help treat or provide relief for a growing number of issues. They are present nearly everywhere. From California’s small towns to its big cities, social workers are called on in schools, community centers, and at all kinds of mental and emotional health facilities to help guide and support vulnerable people through trying circumstances and conditions.

Unfortunately, the good work done by social workers is often overlooked because it is done quietly, one on one, with little fanfare. But these professionals help improve lives all around us in spectacular ways every single day of the year. Thank you, Social Workers, for all you do!

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