Social workers work with individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, and agencies to help them resolve or prevent personal, family or social problems such as violence, suicide, and delinquency.
They intervene in various settings (mental health, addiction, school, detention, socio-community, etc.) with several types of clientele (mentally deficient, drug addicts, prisoners, adolescents with integration problems, children, seniors, families, etc.).
In family and youth intervention:
The social worker interacts with children and parents of children with family problems such as: adolescents with social adjustment problems or in delinquency, children or adolescents in a situation of family abandonment, families with parents with alcohol, drug, conjugal or other violence problems, children or adolescents who are victims of violence or sexual assault, or any other problem or conflict in the family environment.
He also intervenes with couples in situations of: conjugal and sexual violence, conjugal problems (extra-marital relations, emotional dependence, separation, divorce, problems related to sexuality in your couple).
Intervention for minorities:
He provides support and assistance to anyone with difficulties related to sexual orientation or gender identity (coming out, homoparentality, homophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia, questioning your gender identity...).
Mental health interventions :
He carries out interventions with people suffering from mental health illnesses or problems (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.), whether they were admitted to an institution, rehabilitation center or social integration center, in order to help them integrate into society. In addition, he collaborates with psychologists, criminologists, physicians and social workers from mental health.
To do so, social workers plan, develop and implement programs to prevent social and family problems related to mental health such as excessive stress, depression, emotional shock, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. They also work with psychologists, criminologists, physicians and social workers in the field of mental health.