Book definition:

A social worker with a specialty in dealing with mental disorders, and is specifically trained to help find the environmental and social causes.

In your own words:

  • A professional who is trained to deal with mental disorders based on their social and environmental problems
  • People who helps find the problems with people due to their home life or their environment.


  • My aunt is a social worker, and her job is to talk with kids in the hospital who have cancer.
  • Social workers can work with kids and/or family who are struggling with divorces.
  • May work with children who have grown up in the foster care system.
  • Can help children who were brought up in a rough upbringing or if they are living in an abusive home.