Social Work is a profession that has an influence in almost every other profession, and in almost everything that might happen in the world. As a profession, it works to better lives, to improve communities, to recognize problems, and to create and find solutions for these problems.
A Few Videos to Help Define Social Work
A bit more information about the diversity of Social Work and where you will find social workers can be found on social media and streaming sites like YouTube. Simply type in a few keywords and find a mountain of helpful videos.
Good Books to Read
The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
Written by Irvin D. Yalom and Nicola Ferguson.
A remarkable book to guide therapists, Social Workers, and their patients through reading this book.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
Written by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.
Educating the parent to educate the child.
Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 58 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories from Social Work Practice
Written by Linda May Grobman.
Sharing their experiences while serving in society. There are collections of working with children, older persons, criminals, veterans, and the community.
Modern Social Work Theory
Written by Malcolm Payne
This book offers a survey of all the major theories that are relevant in the work of a Social Worker.
These are only a few enlightening sources of information about Social Work as a profession. Taking all into account, it shows that Social Work is a service delivered to the whole of society.