Need support as you navigate care? Find a licensed social worker in your area who can help.
What social workers do:
Social workers can diagnose and treat mental illness and provide psychotherapy. They may also have a deeper understanding of societal issues, familiarity with systems such as foster care or elder care.
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How social workers can help:
Many social workers have a good understanding of various institutions such as hospitals, healthcare, schools, correctional institutions, rehabilitation centers, and shelters. If you are looking for the unique skills provided by a social worker, use this directory to find the correct therapist for you.
Who social workers can help:
- Vulnerable children
- Families in need of assistance
- Prisoners reentering communities
- Addicts in rehabilitation
National Association of Social Workers
Find your state’s NASW chapter
Find your state’s Licensing Board
NASW’s Code of Ethics
NASW’s Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice
NASW article: Social Workers and e-Therapy
Insurance and liability questions?
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