It’s National Social Work Month!
Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social workers are essential to community well-being.
As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups, and entire communities.
Here at The Neighbors of Dunn County, the Social Services Department is excited to celebrate March as National Social Work Month. Our department is made up of three certified social workers.
Brenda Ausman has been a social worker here since June of 1987, and was an intern with the social services department before that as well. Brenda is the social worker for our West Neighborhood, as well as Deerview Manor in the Central Neighborhood.
Tracy Fischer, the department’s director, also serves as the primary social worker for Fireside Manor in the Central Neighborhood. She has worked here since June of 2009.
Laura Briesemeister is the social worker for the East Neighborhood and Arrowhead Lodge in the Central Neighborhood. Laura has been a social worker here since December of 2013 and prior to that, she was an intern with the social services department.
The social work department also frequently has student interns working with them. Please be sure to wish our social workers a Happy Social Worker’s month in March!
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