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March is National Social Work Month

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March is National Social Work Month

This is National Social Work Month and Gary Hillsman, the CEO of Caritas Family Solutions, says the work social workers do is vital for society, because they often work with children, who are in tough situations.

"This is all very tremendous work, that changes the course of children and families' well-being. You know it keeps tragic things from happening, and supports families in their efforts to do better, whether that's because of mental illness, or substance abuse, or domestic violence or extreme poverty, or other things that come into play."

Hillsman says nationwide, as well as in southern Illinois, there is a shortage of social workers. He adds Caritas is currently hiring social workers, and you can learn more by browsing to:
https://caritasfamilysolutions.org/

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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