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March is National Social Work Month. In honor of our many social workers, CSC is featuring a new blog every day this week from a different CSC social worker. You can also send out your own tribute to any social worker who has made a difference during your cancer journey on social media with the hashtag #31DaysofSW. Today’s #31DaysofSW blog post is from Jim McManus, LCSW, BCD, DCSW, OSW-R. Jim is a Cancer Support Helpline counselor.

Why I Became a Social Worker - #31DaysofSW

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Back in the 1960s, as a young, newly married man, I felt a sense of hope for the future – if someone would just do something. I felt that I was up for the challenge. I was naïve. Had no idea of what would lie ahead; how my “liberalism,” idealism and good wishes were no match for engrained experiences and intractable behaviors that resulted in often disastrous consequences.