Child and Family Welfare
Social workers work towards safe, nurturing environments for children by supporting and strengthening families. Intervention in a family may prevent a bad situation from becoming a crisis. Activities include assisting with housing, transportation, and income maintenance; as well as providing parenting techniques, money management skills, and homemaker services. Social workers also coordinate services provided by multiple sources and advocate for services that are not yet available. Clients may be struggling with issues such as domestic abuse, neglect, poverty, unemployment, addictions, and lack of resources.