School violence has become an issue that America has been dealing with for a very long time. Schools shootings are more frequent than ever before. They don’t just affect a community but they can affect an entire nation. School violence is an issue of public health and has an ongoing need to find ways to prevent it. There has been a call for social workers to help combat this issue and help organize social groups to prevent these situations. Stopping school violence is not just the work of a social worker it’s the work of an entire community. As a nation if we want to prevent school violence becoming a norm, then we have to find the root of the issues. School violence is something that is unacceptable and it’s time, we as a community, takes a stand.
What is Social Work?
Social Work is a profession dedicated to enhancing human capacity to solve difficult social problems in order to create a more humane and just society. One of the foundations of social work practice is the focus on the strengths, as opposed to the shortcomings, of individuals, families and communities so that these can be arranged to find creative solutions for difficult social problems. The profession is characterized by a unwavering commitment to social justice in the service of empowering individuals, families and communities to meet their needs.
Few professions offer more assorted employment opportunities. Social workers serve as counselors (e.g., in adoption, grief, domestic violence, vocational and rehabilitation, hospice, mental health, substance abuse, youth services); as coordinators and case managers of services (e.g., in home health care, child welfare, housing, human resources, public affairs, student life, employee assistance programs; as therapists (e.g., child, adolescent, marriage and family); as administrators in public and private human service agencies; as community development workers, public policy analysts, global rights workers; and in juvenile and adult...