Strength, intelligence, and sheer determination combined with creative thinking and sprinkled with empathy. These are some of the most admirable traits of Marvels’ famous “Avengers.” Comprised of those with sketchy criminal backgrounds combined with physical size and physical ability extremes, they work together to battle an unjust system to promote peace.
However other, less famous professionals work together to battle a fragmented system embracing special populations with similar physical extremes. These compassionate professionals creatively plan for those with similar interpersonal challenges. Those superheroes call themselves another name; those superheroes call themselves case managers.
While superheroes are born of untimely misfortunes and accidents, case managers are remarkably similar with their evolution. From childhood encounters with hospitals, to those thrust into caring for aging family members, ill pets and farm animals, their upbringing plunges them into healthcare. Others simply manifest a passion to help those in need, and become driven to find their niche in the human services industry. Their educational backgrounds vary from multiple advanced degreed social workers to similarly highly degreed registered nurses. Their individual skillsets make them creatively resourceful, highly skilled and irreplaceable. Experience is one of their most valued and hard earned assets to ensure success and longevity in the profession.