National Professional Social Work Month

March is recognized as National Professional Social Work Month. 

On behalf of the FCSSC Board of Trustees, I want to take a moment to recognize the incredible professionals at Family and Community Services of Somerset County who provide critical and compassionate care to the residents of Somerset County and the surrounding areas.  Each day our dedicated clinicians create a healthy counseling environment that provides encouragement and essential support to the individuals and families we serve.  While others focus on lifelong earnings as a way to measure success, our clinicians focus on being experts in care coordination, case management, and treatment.  They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our community a better place to live.

Did you know..

  • Social work has been around since 1750 BC. The Babylonia “Code of Justice” was the first recorded requirement for people to help one another during times of hardship.
  • Professional Social Workers are the nation’s largest providers of mental health services. Social workers provide more mental health services than psychologists, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses combined.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for social workers is expected to grow twice as fast as any other occupation, especially in gerontology, home healthcare, substance abuse, private social service agencies, and school social work.

Thank you for your efforts toward FCSSC, they are much appreciated.

Richard Schumann, FCSSC Executive Director

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