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Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.

Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.

Every day, our social workers act as advocates, champions, and leaders who make our society a better place to live.

National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country and their allies to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.

March is Social Work Month and this year’s theme is “Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.”

The theme could not be more fitting. For generations, social workers have served as leaders, advocates and champions, helping individuals overcome challenges so they can live up to their full potential. Social workers also work tirelessly to improve our communities and society.

Social workers comfort people who are experiencing devastating illnesses, addictions and mental health crises, ensuring they get the best care while on the road to recovery. They support our brave military personnel, veterans and their families. Child, family and school social workers stand up by protecting abused or neglected children, helping them find new families through adoption, and ensuring young people reach their full academic and personal potential.

Social Work is one of the fastest growing professions with more than 680,000 professional social workers in our nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frederick Regional Health System has 55 social workers dedicated to the community we serve through Care Management, Care Transitions, Monocacy Health Partners CARE Clinic, FIHN Care Management, Crisis Management, Frederick Health Home Health, Frederick Health Behavioral Health Services, PPHP (Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program), oncology services, and Hospice of Frederick County.

Thank you to our social workers for their dedication, compassion, and advocacy for our patients, their families, our organization and the Frederick community. Your impact is beyond measure and very much appreciated!