SHALIMAR — The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners passed a proclamation in support of National Social Worker Month at their Tuesday meeting. Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel, a licensed clinical social worker herself, presented a copy of the proclamation to Monica Koetters, MSW and Jennifer Steinmeier, LCSW in recognition of the event.
Ketchel praised the profession of social work as “leaders, advocates and champions for the most vulnerable in our society.”
In the proclamation, the commissioners agreed “Social workers are the largest group of suppliers of mental health services in the United States.”
The profession of Social Work is expected to gain almost 650,000 workers over the next seven years, a faster-than-average growth rate.
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