Social Workers are Essential

  • March 1st, 2022
  • By Pathway Caring for Children

March is #SocialWorkMonth! From our very own executive director to case managers, licensing and training specialists, and therapists- each and every one tirelessly gives their time and dedication to ensure the best possible care for the children and families we serve.

Social workers provide resources and solutions during difficult times. They help the most vulnerable and stand up for others’ rights. Social workers help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives.

Social justice is at the core of our being. Integrity runs through our veins. We call it out.

Advocates, supporters, and leaders- the heart of our mission to empower children and families. Pathway serves a vulnerable population and our social work staff continues to show up day in and day out, 24/7. And for this, we say THANK YOU!

Hear from a few Pathway social work staff on what gets them ready to tackle the day and how they always put children and families first! Follow along throughout March on social media as we highlight our LSW staff!

“I’m a big, goofy kid myself, and I love interacting with kids. I especially love the opportunity to provide a moment of joy and laughter or a sliver of comfort and hope to their wounded hearts.

Ed Herman, Foster Care Case Manager

“The most rewarding part of my job is knowing our foster parents are trained well and I have an ongoing relationship with each home. It makes the weight of the tough things feel less heavy.

Rebekah Walker, Foster Care Case Manager

“I enjoy being someone kids can come to and help them work through their issues. It’s being someone always there when they have nobody else.

Charity Myers, School-Based Therapist

“The most rewarding part of my job is hearing people’s stories – every foster/adoption journey is special and unique, and it’s a privilege to walk alongside families in that journey.

Kirsten Wilson, Licensing Assessor

“The thing that keeps me in the field is when a student “gets it”. They recognize their worth, their ability, their value and are ready to begin moving past their trauma or their diagnosis to do great things. Of course, the hugs and High Fives are good, too.

Becky McCullough, School-Based Therapist