March is Social Work Month and today we celebrate Ivonne Gonzalez-Soto, lead therapist for school based mental health services.
Ivonne Gonzalez-Soto is a social worker with an unmatched hunger and ambition to push her knowledge and skills in the field of social work. Ivonne is attending a certificate program at NYU on her continued journey to apply theoretical framework to fieldwork . Ivonne is the definition of the compassion and exemplifies the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics which states that the “primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.”
Ivonne empowers her families by teaching them how to advocate for their rights. Ivonne is the a prime example of a determined social worker who continues to work to improve the school system with each interaction and every interaction. Ivonne pushes with a voracious attitude to improve her community of the Bronx and it is done all with a smile.
“Being a social worker simply means being human with the volume turned all the way up”.
Thank you to all our social workers, case planners, and entire staff! Make sure to keep an eye out for next week’s Highlighted Social Worker of the Month!
See more of our 2017 highlighted social workers: Bonnie Laughner, Toni R. Verdejo.