Minnesota man partners social workers with the community
After domestic violence tore apart his family, Minnesota resident Pete Singer created Care in Action. This nonprofit organization aligns churches, community groups and businesses with social workers in order to assist in neglect and abuse cases, according to Oakdale's Patch website.
When Singer was young, the news outlet reported that his abusive father killed his younger brother, which prompted his mother to shoot his father. His mother insisted that the problem came from a disconnect, as the church and the community both knew about her abusive husband, yet failed to contact a social worker.
The nonprofit provides an outlet for individuals, clergy members, community groups and business to help those in need, according to its website. Its partners then assign social workers to these individuals to help them meet basic needs and raise their self esteem.
Care in Action says it was modeled after South Carolina's Helping and Lending Outreach Support program.
Individuals who want to further their social work careers by assisting in cases of abuse or neglect may want to consider earning an MSW degree.
POSTED BY: ec_admin - March 31st, 2011 at 03:56pm ( 0 )