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Social workers work within a variety of areas, usually for a local or state government agency. Their expertise is needed to help counsel adults and children going through tough times. For example, when children are turned over to the state's care because their parents have neglected or abused them, left willingly, or died, the state assigns a social worker to the case. These professionals must be licensed and certified, holding at least a bachelor's degree from the college of their choice, with concentrations in criminal justice or sociology. Their responsibilities include support, counseling, evaluations, and general case management. There are varying degrees of social work. A clinical social worker is trained in psychotherapy, with backgrounds in sociology, ethics, growth and development, mental health theory, and human behavior. In general, social workers act as advocates for those who have no voice, focusing on human rights for people of all ages, especially the youth of society. Trained in how to handle family relationships, social workers see several clients per day, often those with substance abuse or mental health problems. Counselors often work for child protective service offices, which are dedicated to keep children safe in abusive or otherwise unsafe environments. They also deal with people on the public welfare system on a regular basis, making sure they are utilizing their resources well. They work for hospice organizations, helping dying people and their loved ones cope with the impending loss. Social workers have lots of experience dealing with the family unit, as it pertains to work, school, and relationships. Sometimes they work in clinical or medical settings, schools, or within their own practice. Those in need of a social worker who can look after a child's or family's health and welfare can get referrals from government agencies, hospitals, and schools.
 
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Sister Therese Bangert
636 Tauromee Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 321-9400
Christine Urie Lscsw
2029 Buchanan St, Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 474-7322
Bonnie Benson LSW
851 Nw 45th St Ste 100, Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 452-6200
Deborah K Rinehart MSW
406 W 34th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-5171
Leann Howard Academy of Certified Social Workers
5609 Suwanee Rd, Mission, KS 66205
(913) 722-1756
Pat Kaufman Lscsw
6400 Glenwood St Ste 212, Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-1992
Heidi Price Lscsw
6400 Glenwood St Ste 212, Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-1992
Pat Krawczyk LMSW
7700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Mission, KS 66202
(913) 789-9119
Lark Mason Lscsw
6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-9115
Annabelle Eason Lscsw
6400 Glenwood St, Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-8900
Michael Boniello Lscsw
1900 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 384-6542
Kathy Steiner Lscsw
1900 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 384-5503
Michelle Mickey Simpson ) LSW
8010 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 385-0004
Hadel Tracy LCSW
305 Nw Englewood Ct, Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-7473
Susan Thompson Lscsw
1900 W 75th St Ste 120, Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 791-3805


Social workers can provide support and practical help to individuals and families. Social workers are authorized to refer families to government organization for their welfare. Some social workers are work in justice. For example, they may advocate in court for youth. Social workers can also be found as substance abuse counselors. These professionals may have medical licenses to work in hospice. When you are in need of a social worker, find out the professional’s educational and work background. Social workers are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Oftentimes they gain clinical experience under the supervision of a mentor. Ask for the social worker’s references. Make sure the candidate has training in human development and child welfare. Find out how long the applicant has been serving the public. Can the individual provide you with proof that he or she is certified? Receive recommendations from schools, hospitals and mental health clinics for reliable social workers.
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