Social Work


Social work practice, as defined by the National Association of Social Work (NASW), consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; and helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors.  Case management is a large part of the social work services we provide to our youth and families.  Case management is the coordination of all the services the client might be receiving (not just from OTTP), in addition to linkage to other resources and advocating for client needs.