The Delaware chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has awarded Christiana Care’s Social Work Department its highest honor: Social Work Agency of the Year for 2012.
The award recognizes a human services organization that exhibits the values, ethics and principles of the National Association of Social Work and the social work profession.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Linda Brittingham, corporate director of Social Work. “It rightfully belongs to our strong team of professional, service-driven, innovative social workers who support each other, their clients, Christiana Care and the community. They work hard to strengthen the overall community safety net, the network of social workers in the state and to advance the profession itself.”
Social workers at Christiana Care provide inpatient and outpatient services to a variety of clients, ranging from newborns to the elderly. The team provides services to people with needs beyond their medical condition, from those who lack insurance or are under-insured to those who have no resources, to those who have psychosocial issues or are homeless.
During 2011, the Social Work team at Christiana Care provided services to more than 23,000 patients.
The department will receive the award at the Annual Social Work Celebration and Awards Ceremony March 27 at the Duncan Center in Dover.