Social Work is Essential: Respecting the dignity and worth of all
- March 01, 2021
Tara Dull, LCSW
Social Work is important because its core principles focus on addressing social problems and injustice as well as respecting the inherent dignity and worth of each person. The Social Work Code of Ethics has always been important for our country. Given the unrest and polarization over the last few years, it has never been more critical to have social workers in a wide range of settings.
I chose social work as a vocation for several reasons. I was drawn to its intersectionality of so many fields: psychology, sociology, law, medicine, education, public health, politics, advocacy, etc. In addition, I felt that the tenets of social work were central to my understanding of living out my faith – serving others toward wellness, wholeness, justice, and equality for all people on earth.
During the pandemic, our home study services and preparing families for adoption had to shift largely from in-person meetings to videoconference. An integral part of the home study preparation process is relationship-building with our clients. Naturally, that was challenged by connecting through a screen instead of the closeness and warmth of in-person conversations. But it is always a tremendous honor to “walk alongside” moms and dads on their parenting journey.
Social work is essential to helping children and families thrive. Click here to learn how you can make an impact by joining the LCFS team.