Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Domestic violence and sexual assault are issues that affect their victims every day of their lives. These situations affect the way their victims communicate, interact, deal with and view their romantic partners, children, families, and society. While 90% of these victims are female, one should not forget the 10% that are male. Social workers may provide services such as court watch and legal advocacy, as well as facilitating crisis lines, transportation, and counseling. They may also work in shelters performing intakes, caring for children, and leading support groups. Social workers also act as case managers, as well as find available services and advocate for needed resources.