Social Work with Children

Social Work with Children

Social Work is a profession with a focus on care, which relies on a holistic approach to treatment based upon theoretical and empirical data. As such, its practice includes everything from anthropology, economics, education, health, law, medicine, psychology, philosophy, cultural traditions and societal mores, all of which impact the situation and persons involved. The overall goal of the profession is to assist people with making improvements to quality of life and trying to resolve any problems they may face. It can also include advocacy, research, policy, clinical counseling, coping skills, self-esteem, self-discovery, understanding mental health symptoms, or recognizing social justice issues, to name a few.

Voluntary workers should be aware that they may find themselves in an environment, such as a school, where professionals or laypersons working in the field provide a student program or service to support children and their families, in an effort to address a pertinent need. If you are interested in knowing more about how you can help make a difference for others and specifically how Social Work relates to children, then volunteering in this field may be for you.