Social workers, like many health and behavioral health professionals, are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on their well-being, the people to whom they provide services, their families, and others in the community.
The NASW-Illinois Chapter has been working on multiple fronts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure access to services such as teletherapy. Social workers are in a unique position to promote disease prevention efforts (including disseminating accurate information from trusted sources), and to help address anxiety and other concerns that are arising as a result of this public health crisis.
Below are resources to support social workers in this role. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, the NASW-Illinois will continue to monitor developments and work to protect social workers and the clients we serve.