It will be 5 years this June that I have been in the Foster Care System, I can still remember walking home from school smelling the fresh breeze of air, all the sweaty kids running to their cars waiting to head home from school, or to the ice cream trucks that all had the same foul smell of cheese and takis that followed every breeze that came near. There was a black car, the one time is what we referred them to, this was something that was not out of the ordinary to see around my home. But today was different, two men wearing business suits stepped out of it and went into my home. I stayed back just to get a glimpse of what was going on. I see my mom rush out of the house and into the car, little did I know this would be the last time I would see her as a
I have for some experience with the Foster Care System. I use to provide Foster Care in my own for numerous years for children of all ages. In my opinion, the Foster Care System needs a lot of work, however, the quality of care depending on who the case of a social worker and the Foster parents is for the child. Your provider 's who truly care about the child and really want to make a difference. Then there are those providers who simply do it as a business and for the money. Most of my Foster children were either children I knew or family members, so my investment in their lives was truly base on love and caring for the well-being of the child. I think in the Foster Care System a lot more emphasis need to be placed on plays and the children
Lastly, I have been a part of this program for about 9 to 10 months. In the past year my family had the privilege of becoming a part of a foster program called The CALL. We have had children ages 5 and under come in and out of our home. I have been enjoying being a part of this program and i plan to do it when i get older. Right now we have a 6 month old and a 7 month old. I love meeting all of these children and watching them learn and grow. This is a experience that i will hold dear to my heart for the rest of my life.
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. My mother’s story really contributed to what I want to become in the future. I want to be there for all my clients, just the way my mother was there for me when I needed her support or when her clients needed
The day I got taken away was a day I remember like no other. It feels like it just happened yesterday. The police came to my friend’s house, where I was staying for the weekend and came to pick me up. I went home to get some clothes so I didn't have to wear the same ones for a couple of weeks, lucky for me it was in the summer so I didn’t have to worry about what people thought. When I went into my social worker's office they explained to me what was going on, and then I began to cry because I felt like I was never going to be able to go home again I felt as if I had lost both of my parents forever. And my biggest fear was losing both of my sisters also.
These are acquired skills I can now utilize them to become a successful Social Worker. I’m currently working for Butterfly Effects which serves children who have been diagnosed with Autism and other learning disabilities. Being able to interact with children has made me more aware that I want to work with children as a social worker. Children are in our community are growing, learning, and thriving every day. As a professional it is my personal responsibility to help cultivate the community in which they grow because they are our future. My belief is that interventions can be put in place along with social programs giving them the best opportunity to flourish. Another population that holds a special place in my heart is the geriatric population. I believe that it my duty to help the population that has once cultivate our society to adjust to and cope with problems they may experience. In addition to working with children and geriatrics I have also worked with people who were diagnosed with Post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer 's disease to name a few. These experiences have allowed me to understand the role of a social worker, as I have opportunity to be exposed to multi-disciplinary treatment teams. I believe
The increase in youth entering foster care and the poor outcomes of young adults exiting the foster care system continues to be a rising dilemma in America. This qualitative study will examine how Youth and Family Services Division Child Protective Services engage foster youth in early independent living programs and how mentors can help support the goal of youth adult’s transition plan that aids them to become self-sufficient once they exit foster care. Youth and Family Services protect the well-being needs of children who are at risk and provide services to families by increasing their capability to become self-supporting (Youth and Family Services Division, 2015). According to Schleicher (2012), recommended that there is a need to examine
The biggest memory that I had was when I was sent to foster care. It started years ago when my dad decided to drink every single day and social services didn’t think that was something kids to be around so my sister and I had to stay with my grandma for a few months. We couldn’t stay with my mom because she didn’t have a house or a job and none of her boyfriends wanted kids in their house. My mom didn’t like us staying with our grandma because she’s not a nice person to be around. After the cops showed up at my grandmas’ house, my mom kinda had custody of us.
Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with areas of study in Psychology and Criminal Justice. A Bachelor’s degree in these areas of study, can open the doors to many different career paths ranging from human services to research to counseling. Personally, I would like to seek a career that will allow me to have an impact on other people’s lives. For this reason, I choose to explore the career of a Foster Care Placement Specialist. To better understand the, job responsibilities, employment requirements and pros and cons of this career I decided to seek counsel from my friend, Rachel Zimmerman, a Family Services Specialist with the Virginia Department of Social Services.
02/25/16 -The Assessment Summary has substantiated the child abuse and neglect as a FOUNDED. The mother has been charged with 40 criminal charges related to child abuse. (See Attached)
When I was placed in the foster care system I had an ideology that getting to know people was the best way to avoid conflict and to help them and help myself. Unfortunately, this theory did not work in my first foster home for many reasons. However, when I was moved to South Central, I applied this theory and it worked. The first day I arrived to my new home I set to fix my broken drawer. I applied past knowledge to fix it. Although that was something normal for me to do, my foster parents had the relief that I would actually care about the house. Before I arrived, Milagro wanted to stop being a foster mother because she had many bad experiences. Milagro my foster mother, is able to understand my pain and solitude, because she understands what
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. This child kept crying even after they nurses gave them medicine for pain. The nurses were concerned about the child always crying and called the social worker to come talk to the parents about the situations. I have tested my interest at Gateway Children’s Advocacy Center under Diane Rodgers. I loved volunteering at Gateway, it’s showing me the bad and the good side of social work. Gateway also helped point me in the direction of where I want to go in the social work
Social work is a career that I have recently become interested in pursuing. I spent many years with misconceptions concerning the sector. However, following three years of working close by these experts, I have picked up a more profound comprehension of the significance of the work.I am especially interested in working in child welfare along with terminally ill children. I have got to a stage in my career where I have started to search out instruction that will make me more efficient in creating plans and providing services for vulnerable people. 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.
One of the biggest experiences I have gone through in my life is my sisters and I being foster care our whole lives. Our first time being in foster care was when I our mom left us over our grandpa’s house while handling business. While being over my grandpa house we played games, laughed, talked and baked cakes. The neighbors and he all of a suddenly our grandpa got into a big fight and the neighbors called the police out and made up lies on my grandpa saying that he was being loud and invading their privacy and miss treating us. The polices was very mean we watched them beat our granddad we stood there crying and begging the police to don’t take him away. The polices took us to the police station and tried to get in contact with our mom but there was no way, so they took us to the department of family and children and said if no one shows up to get us put us in a shelter. We cried and cried because they told us they we were getting split up and would probably never see each other again and our mom. We got spilt up and I was at this weird white lady house I kept crying and crying because I didn’t understand what was going on or why were I at the lady house.
social worker. I love the versatility of the field and that it allows me to work in many different dimensions. A career in social work gives me the opportunity to evaluate programs, groups, and services needed and used in the community. I also love to