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WASHINGTON -- Well-known for their crisis intervention and counseling skills, social workers are essential to the immediate and ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the Gulf Region. But what happens to those social workers who are personally impacted by Hurricane Katrina?
The National Association of Social Workers is taking steps to remedy the hardships incurred by social workers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The NASW Foundation has established a Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund to assist some of the estimated 2,000 social workers directly affected by the hurricane.
To date, the Social Work Assistance Fund has raised …