Letter to the Editor: March is National Social Worker Month

To the Editor:

March is National Social Work Month, a time to reflect on the invaluable efforts made by social work professionals and the positive impact they have made on our society for generations.

The Iowa Child Advocacy Board (ICAB), the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs of Northeast Iowa, would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge them for the important roles they fill. Social workers deal with some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families and communities.

Those of us at ICAB most often encounter social workers while we are advocating for children who have been removed from their homes and are under the care of the Department of Human Services. In these cases, social workers strive to protect children who have been abused and neglected, set up services for families trying to reunify, and help children find a safe, permanent home where they can thrive.

Social workers can be found assisting people everywhere, meeting the needs of many in our communities. They face tough and demanding situations. They are essential in addressing our social problems and we thank them for their resilience and dedication as we work together to make lives better.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering to advocate for children in our child welfare system, please contact Kerry Brennan, CASA Coordinator.

Kerry Brennan
CASA Coordinator
kerry.brennan@dia.iowa.gov
www.casaiowa.org

 

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