DSS, Child Protective Services
Respect is the most important tool we have when working with families.
When a parent or caregiver is treated with respect and is given the opportunity to express their concerns, they are more likely to feel that the social worker’s purpose is to help them. I strive to do this every day in my work. The rapport that is built with a family can be a driving force for implementing services.
As a Child Protective Services Social Worker, I protect and serve children through the work I do with the parents and caregivers. Some of the ways I do this is by providing education, support, encouragement, and linking families to services that can begin to address their needs.
Every experience in a child’s life helps shape who they will be as adults. I do this work with the hope that my work will impact a child’s life for the better.