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You'll Need a Social Worker



You'll need a social worker. . .

when you come into the world too soon. . . .when you can't find anyone to play with. . . . when you are left home alone. . . .

when you hate the new baby. . . .
when you don't think your teacher likes you. . . .when you are bullied. . . .

when you don't want mommy and daddy to divorce. . .when you miss your big brother. . . .when you don't like how

the neighbor touches you. . . .when you get into fights at school. . . .when you don't make the team. . . .

when your best friend moves away. . . .
when you get poor grades. . . .when you always fight with your siblings. . . .

when your friends pressure you to get high. . . .when you can't adjust to the move. . . .when you can't

talk to your parents. . . .when you want to quit school. . . .when your friends don't like you anymore. . . .when you didn't

want this baby. . . .
when you feel like running away. . . .when your friend swallows an overdose. . . .when you are

the only one that thinks you're fat. . . .when you can't find someone who speaks your language. . . .when you can't

forget the assault. . . .when you can't decide on a career. . . .when your family pressures you to marry. . . .when your

boss is
hitting on you. . .when you can't stick to a budget . . .when you want to adopt. . .when you wonder if you are

drinking too much. . . .when you can't find good day care. . . .when you think you are neglecting your kids. . . .

when you are hated because of who you are. . .
when you lose your baby. . . .when your community has

gang problems. . . .
when your kids want to live with your ex. . . .when your partner is unfaithful. . . .when you want to

meet your birthparent. . .when your disabled child needs friends. . . .when your step-kids hate you. . . .

when your
mother won't speak to you. . . .when you just can't face moving again. . . .when your spouse wants a

divorce. . . .when you want to be a foster parent. . . .when your city officials don't respond. . . .when your best friend has

panic attacks. . . .when you find drugs in your son's room. . . .when your job is eliminated. . . .when your

mother-in-law wants to move in. . . .
when your neighborhood needs a community center. . .when you find there

is no joy in your life. . . .
when your car accident destroys your career. . . .when you sponsor a refugee family. . .

when your legislature passes a bad law. . . .when your brother won't help care for dad. . . when your partner

has a mid life crisis. . . .when you are stressed by menopause. . . .when your mom gets Alzheimer's. . . .

when you are caring for parents and children. . . .
when you want to change careers. . . .when you lose your

home in a fire. . . .
when you are angry all the time. . . when your nest really empties. . . .when your partner insists

you retire. . . .when you can't afford respite care. . . .when you can't find a job and you're sixty. . . .when your kids

demand you move
in with them. . .when your daughter suddenly dies. . . .when you are scared about living alone. . . .

when you can't drive any more. . . .when your children ignore your medical decisions. . . .when your retirement

check won't pay the bills. . . .
when you learn you have a terminal illness. . . .when you need a nursing home. . . .

                          Life's Challenges - Social Workers Are There For You!

                                                                                    Copyright by Darlene Lynch and Robert Vernon
                                                                                                                                  Used with permission



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