A Homemade Plan wants to wish all the Social Workers a Happy National Social Work Month! Social Workers are essential to community well-being and are incredibly important for what we do in home care. Oftentimes, Social Workers are the connection between home care and clients who need help with their daily living activities. We want to thank all Social Workers for the incredibly important work that they do. Here are some interesting facts about Social Workers and social work to celebrate this month!
Social Worker Interesting Facts:
- Professional Social Workers are the largest group of mental health services providers in the United States.
- Social work is one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The profession is expected to grow by 11 percent by 2028.
- Through mentorship, social workers have contributed to a 68% decline in the juvenile arrest rate between 1996 and 2015.
- More than 40% of all disaster mental health volunteers trained by the American Red Cross are professional social workers.