More than half of all mental health professionals are clinically trained social workers who are highly skilled in preventing, assessing and treating psychological, behavioral, emotional, social and environmental issues.
Justice-centered social work reflects the very essence of the profession itself – social work professionals strive to identify and challenge injustice and inequality while recognizing how culture informs the decisions of individuals and groups.
Social workers focusing in these areas are mindful of a client’s relationship to family, community and culture and often work alongside other professionals to determine what works best for each client.
In order to provide the best and most appropriate services, social work professionals should continuously assess their own work and the programs in which they participate to ensure lasting self-improvement and the best outcomes for clients and professionals alike.
Joining Forces: UB Partnership for Excellence in Veteran Care (UBPEVC), a project developed to provide excellence in training and service delivery for health care providers serving Veterans and military families in our region.
Through their attention to nourishing the relationship between a school, the community and the student, social workers in education help to improve students’ social and emotional health and academic success/outcomes.