VA Social Workers Taking Part of Activities as Part of National Social Work Month
Social Workers at VA medical facilities nationwide are taking part in a variety of activities at their local facilities as part of National Professional Social Worker Month in March to highlight the key role VA’s 11,000 social workers play in helping our nation’s Veterans obtain needed care and services. The theme for National Professional Social Work Month is “All People Matter.” This year’s theme was chosen by the National Association of Social Workers to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for all people:
VA Social Workers can advise Veterans, their family members, Caregivers and friends about getting help from the VA or from community agencies to enable them to continue to live in their own home, or help with programs such as Meals on Wheels.
VA social workers are responsible for ensuring continuity of care through the admission, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up processes. This includes coordinating discharge planning and providing case management services based on the patients clinical and community health and social services resources.
VA Social Workers develop and implement treatment approaches which address individual social problems. Below is a check list of areas where social workers can help: