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From left to right: Maribel Torres, BSW, CSW; Jewel Hodge BSW, CSW; Dolores Abbott, Discharge Coordinator; Amy Schwartz, BSW, CSW; Lisa Sheridan BSW, CSW; and Abby Roessler, MSW, LCSW

National Social Work Month

Every March is National Social Work Month, which is dedicated to educating the public about the social changes and improvements social workers have made—and will continue to make. This year is extra special because it marks the 60th anniversary of the National Association of Social Workers being founded in October of 1955. The NASW is the largest social worker’s organization in the world. Its members focus on professional growth, professional standards and finding sound social policies.


Social workers are advocates for positive change in society. They address the needs of individuals and communities who lack the resources or ability to overcome their social struggles. They help those in need receive community resources as well as providing counseling and support.


Bacharach social workers work hard to improve the lives of patients, loved ones and those who need support. Abby Roessler, MSW, LCSW, Director of Social Work at Bacharach, said, “We have a myriad of services and responsibilities and do many different things, such as serve as the liaison between the family and therapy team and help our patients get the support they need when they are ready to go home. We really are the resource that people go to when they don’t have an answer – we know where to find it!”


Thank you to all social workers for working tirelessly to improve persistent social problems and assisting individuals in receiving resources to improve their quality of life.



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