My passion for helping and supporting those whose economic and financial standings have hindered their growth in our society, has driven me towards social work. I feel I have exhausted every possible avenue in my current degree field. Pursuing a master’s in Social Work, will give me the diversity that I need, while aiding me in bringing my dreams of working more in depth with clients, by helping assist them with their individual needs and issues to reality. The Social work field also offers versatility which allows me to work in many dimensions, such as clinical, case management, and many other composites which enables me to help every population. Becoming a social worker gives me other benchmarks in which I can use to evaluate programs,
I have struggled to keep my school work a priority as I need to balance it with my part-time work and with the things I like to do to keep my life as normal as possible (like cheerleading and spending time with my friends). I am very honored and thankful to be the first the person in my family to attend college fall of 2016. As I strive to end my senior year positive, I always remember to tell my younger siblings to try as hard as they can in school, because “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I’ve decided that I would like to get my degree in social work, specifically working with children. Growing I’ve been around kids that are unhappy with thier home, but couldn’t do anything about it.
This paper will show the correlation between the Council on Social Work Education, Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of page one and how my field placement agency is guided by CSWE policy and standards. It will also give insight to how the agency is motivated by the underpinnings of the Master of Social Work at Delaware State University. It will identify the agency’s strengths and limitation of how well Kent Sussex Community Services (KSCS) adheres to the profession’s purpose. Finally, it will address the opportunities KSCS provides to build on strengths and address identified limitations. Introduction
As my senior year in High School is nearing its end, I still have a few important goals to accomplish. I want to get fives on my three AP tests (Calculus BC, Chemistry, and Physics C), so I can go into college with some credit for my intended major chemical engineering. I also want to learn as much as I can in these last couple months to better myself for the future. My final academic goal is to finish the year off with all A’s. I want to finish my senior year as strong as my past years. My outside of school activities have a few goals as well. For Boy Scouts, I would like to become an Eagle Scout. I am super close, I just need to finish a small amount of paperwork and attend a few meetings. For ultimate, I have a few. I would like to finish the season with no major or minor incidents. In the past I have had a variety of incidents ranging from dehydration to shin splints. Another goal is to be on the starting line for every game during the season. Being a senior captain, I would like to get the rest of the team motivated by playing the best that I can, so the want to be in my
This lack of meticulosity is often caused by the heavy workload placed upon social workers. Overworked and underpaid, many social workers are driven to quit their jobs, leading to the profession’s turnover rate reaching numbers higher than twenty percent. Assuming that a monetary insufficiency is the impediment keeping the current system from paying their social workers enough for their work and, consequently, from being as thorough as possible in where they place these children, my program will have the substantial funding to back these necessities up. My program will also offer services to children aging out of the system so that they can grow to be successful adults rather than end up in the same damaging environments that they are aging out of. Personal advisors and partnerships with workplaces and colleges can make a significant difference in the life of someone who has no one to turn to for guidance or
I am confident that the skills that I will gain from completing a social work master’s degree will help me collaborate with people in need and aid sustainable growth in their lives. My first introduction to social work as a profession came while living on a small
A student in university for example has the weekend off work, after writing all their midterms attends a party where drugs and alcohol are available, easily accessible, and consumed because of factors like social acceptance or to fit in and to avoid the feeling of being an outcast while everyone else is under the influence. They reflect on the stressful week they just had with work and school so they seek alternative routes to happiness and try to cope with their stress and problems by temporarily being in a different state of mind because society projects that partying and substance abuse brings happiness. Later on it becomes a regret once addiction takes its roll. The problem with drugs and alcohol is that for many people it is acceptable. For many years,
I want to strive to be a better person, so I could make a change in a young person’s life and know when I go home on a night, that I made a difference and that's why I want to pursue my career as a social worker. When I realized that I wanted to be a social worker, I was in my junior year of high school. I knew I wanted to help people, children especially, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to go into. I thought I wanted to be in Neonatology or another profession like it. When I first witnessed a social worker, I was getting a treatment in the hospital and saw a social worker working with a family who child had a broken pelvis.
Modern social workers are frequently tasked with certain objectives by their agencies, which leave little room for any work beyond specific treatments and timeframes (Gitterman & Knight, 2016). Although social workers are bound to the set of ethics put forth by the NASW, practitioners are often limited to focusing on the issues of the individual rather than the larger societal issues that may be behind those concerns. Additionally, many social work students end up working in direct practice, rather than macro work. There is a need for social workers to engage at the macro level in order to facilitate community organization and empowerment. Critics suggest this theory may not take into account the unique experiences of each individual and perhaps key characteristics of the individual or group are not taken into consideration (Sadan, 1997).
During the years of my mom 's progressive drinking, I learned to take the initiative to solve most problems independently I could not depend on her. The night my mother hit rock bottom was the night my whole family knew a change absolutely needed to happen. Now, my mom and I are both receiving help, and I realized that even though I wanted to fix this independently sometimes it is necessary to receive assistance from
After retiring from the military, I vowed to earn a degree in Psychology to understand struggles in the human thought process. My current education has better equipped me to understand the challenges and need for social structures to provide support, guidance, and opportunities to those who are systemically disenfranchised. A graduate degree in Social Work will equip me with the skills necessary to change lives. As with professional experiences in the United States Marine Corps, I am determine to be
I write this addendum in support of and in good faith of full disclosure. Although I have no record or documentation for the events described below, and university records are destroyed after a two year period, I determined that the situation met the disclosure requirements of the character question.
I moved from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Washington, DC in the summer before the ninth grade and with that transition came four major obstacles that rocked my ecosystem which eventually negatively affected my grades freshman year. First, the move right before high school was a difficult time for me, because I had to restart my social life, and because of that, I spent the earlier parts of the school year reaching out and trying to make friends during times where I should have been working on assignments. Secondly, the rigor of Sidwell 's curriculum was hundreds of times more intense than that of my previous school. This was not just because I was making the leap from middle school to high school. But when I was at a school where I was a year
Substance abuse not only have emotional impact the abuser, but it also affects the family unit. There are 7.3 million children living with a family member who is dependent on some illicit substance (Rockville, National survey on drug use and health: Summary of national of national findings, 2013). Substance abuse and the effects on the family is a problem that impacts society on multiple levels. In helping families with the issue of substance abuse, there became a need for policies, theoretical frameworks, and interventions.