March is National Social Work Month.  Social workers are essential to community well-being. As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities.
 
Today, and every day, we thank, honor and celebrate our dedicated Friends of Karen social workers. Stay tuned all month long as we will be spotlighting our social work heroes.
 
We checked in with our team and asked "How has Covid19 affected your work with families?" Please take a moment to read their responses below.

Family Support Team

Social Work Month 2021 - Rhonda

While Covid19 shifted my work from visiting families in their home to connecting with them virtually this past year, it has been both a...

Social Work Month 2021 - Marla

Covid19 has put every family on high alert .  It has added more stress and anxiety during an already difficult time.  Families are  concerned...

Social Work Month 2021 - Sarah

Covid19 has turned the world upside down.  It has isolated many and made life even more challenging  for families who have someone who is...

Social Work Month 2021 - Jackie

Many Social Workers have had to make changes in the way they work with families since the start of this pandemic. As for me working with families...

Social Work Month 2021 - Natalia

In March 2020 everyone’s life changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then it has been a time to think over what I do and how I do my job as a...

Social Work Month 2021 - Beth

To say that it has been a difficult year is an understatement.  Covid19 has changed our world and touched our families profoundly. The families...

Sibling Stories

Little Fighter
Each of us have a story and each family at Friends of Karen...
A birthday is a very special day and it becomes even more important for siblings of ill children.  They...
My name is Jane. I’m an art therapist and a member of the Sibling Support Specialists team. In this new...
Aryan (13 years old) and Ethan (9 years old) are typical brothers.  Sometimes they play fight, sometimes...