Social work is a diverse field with big challenges. Social workers are constantly facing situations in which they often reach their personal limits. This thesis discusses various forms of stress social workers have to deal with, and how they can counter them by using selected coping strategies. The paper also explains certain skills a social worker has to have.
The general problems of social work as well as the problems arising from the treatise are explained by using three selected theories.
Furthermore the thesis sets a focus on the initial phase of a social-workers-career.