Child Welfare

Nurturing families and permanent connections are critical to a child’s well-being. While most parents want to do what is best for their families, they cannot always do it alone. Social workers specialize in building upon the strengths within a family and their community to help provide a safe and loving environment for their children however, in some instances; they must intervene to protect children from harm.

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NASW Practice Standards & Guidelines provide benchmarks for the services that social workers should provide, that employers should support, and that consumers should expect.

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