March is National Social Work Month. It is a time set aside to recognize and celebrate child welfare professionals who have dedicated their lives and careers to serving others. Child welfare is a rewarding and challenging field, one that often tests those serving at the deepest core. At times it may feel like a thankless job, where those who sacrifice so much, receive little gratitude for their efforts.
Those who are called to the field of child welfare share a common thread that binds them together, a deep desire to help those in need and to make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of those in need in our community. Oft times at the expense of their own families and personal lives.
Child welfare professionals meet families in their greatest time of need with a wide range of problems anywhere from stress, addiction, mental health issues, poverty, lack of support, domestic violence, and a host of many other complex issues.
In Brevard, we are fortunate to have the most dedicated child welfare professionals serving in our System of Care. These are individuals who have chosen a field that demands much. They are dedicated, committed and make many personal sacrifices to support and strengthen children, youth, and families in need.