Participating in social services for orphanages and homes for elders have been experiences that build my character. By helping others I help myself be a better person, and get new prespectives of life. Being part of the National Honor Society comes with its benefits and responsibilities. I am prepared to take both and fulfill them as best as I can. I will hopefully have the opportunity to be a part of your community of outstanding people.
Advocacy ensures that people who are vulnerable have a voice for the voiceless on their behalf for the injustice and policies that may impact them directly. “Advocacy promotes equality, social justice and social inclusion” (Dalrymple & Boylan, 2013, p.203). Advocacy is helping or assisting an individual in acquiring the services they need. “Advocacy involves stepping forward on the behalf of the client to promote fair and equitable treatment or gain needed resources” (Zastrow, 2013, p. 46). Today’s societal influences have a great impact on the successful life style in which we want our kids to achieve in society.
Over the semester I have learned many new aspects of social work that have helped deepen my understanding of what social work is really about. This course has taught me things that will help me become a better person and will also help me with my future working with children. Self reflection is a key skill to have when working in social work. We need to understand how we are, and our social location, influence everything we do with social work. My beliefs and values would be beneficial for being a social worker because I have a caring no judgment, personality that allows me to be a neutral and to listen to people.
Diversity and inclusion, with any future clients, should be personalized and should work their alongside rather than for them. This concept is imperative to me and I feel confident that I will execute this as a social worker. However, I need to become assertive with challenging discrimination, oppression and cultural assumptions. I need to attend more conferences that focus on this area of professional development. Next year, as a student with less responsibilities, I am hoping to immures myself actively in discussion about cultural competence.
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.
All of this will be accomplished by first passing all my courses here at heritage and one think will lead to the next as if we were to play follow the leader. Also I hope to meet new friends here at Heritage and out in the work field. There has been one good friend that I’ve known on my journey here at Heritage and her name is Vanessa Ochoa, I can say we are two peas in a pod because we are always together at school and it’s great that she is also in the social work program.
Writing this reflective essay about Social Psychology course has made me realize that I have a lot to learn about this science but at the same time this course gave me insight into this science and helped me understand how we affect ourselves and society in terms of our behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, feelings, and thoughts. While studying the Social Psychology course during the classes and analyzing Exploring Social Psychology book, two modules and concepts grabbed my attention most. Self-Serving Bias (module 4) and Behavior and Belief (module 9) are the most remembered concepts for me which helped me improve my knowledge and skills regarding to these concepts. So, I am going to explain main features of these two concepts and discuss my
My long-term professional aspiration is to become a school social worker. Once I get to that stage of my life, one my goals is to increase the involvement of parents in the student’s education. More specially, I want to increase the involvement of parents in low-income schools. The reason behind that is because I believe that if parents become more aware of the issues that a student may encounter then the parent or the guardian is more understanding of the issues and they will have an easier time work with not only the social worker but with the whole school as
I also expect to get more practice in the field by doing internships. I also expect to gain more connections with faculty and students that will be useful in the future. I plan on specializing in clinical social work. As of right now, I plan on working with the geriatric population especially those in assisted living after completing my MSW. However, I would not mind working with individuals with disabilities.
Moreover, this experience will benefit me through figuring out the problems that different children face in order to provide the right help for them, and help them out to have a better future and to have their legitimate rights. In addition it would offer me good fundamentals for future law career activities, and to my future plans, since it fits into my long-term career plans where I want to become a lecturer and teach International law/human rights at An-Najah National University or at Birzet University and after that leading a human right organization for disadvantages people such as women, abused children and people with disabilities. I look forward to the challenges ahead, acting more independently, I could imagine following my present interests, but also am excited to find new passions. I am sure I will develop my character and personal skills further.
By putting this recommendation into action now, I expect to become more connected to my coworkers, more visible to upper management, and more capable of making effective decisions in future leadership positions. Finally, my third change will be taking a more energetic approach to furthering my education, so I am able to have the skills I need to make effective decisions with the two-up, two-down approach in mind (Schmalz, 2015, np). In order to understand the goals and motivators of those above me, I need to learn more about their responsibilities and habits. Running Head: C200 TASK 2: LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS 11 “Leadership behavior stems from habitual neural pathways that are developed over time.
This may be for a short period of time or until they are an adult. It stands a challenge for professionals and a commitment is required when planning to meet positive outcomes for the child. For this type of research, obtaining different results from a multiple-choice questionnaire, face-to-face interviews and surveys for all the children will provide data to support children retaining their identity and establishing positive contact with adults and professionals. To illustrate, collecting all this data at the earliest possible stage, will enable vulnerable children to participate in relevant interventions like therapy sessions, CAMHS etc.
I want to join NHS because I would like gain more leadership experience. It would help me to better develop the leadership skills I already have and further learn new skills. In addition I would like to be surround by people who want to grow academically, just as I do. It would help me to push myself in my academic rigor by surrounding me with people who would also like to continue to grow and learn as a student. I would also love to become more involved in community service, which is something that NHS would allow me to do.
I imagine both the professors and my peers will offer me new outlooks. Helping me see things that were obvious to others but new to me. I see myself participating in lectures and group discussions that challenge me unlike previous academic experiences. Kilachand Honors College will help encapsulate my intellectual goals by giving me new insights to various problem solving ideas. My mother has always said school is not meant to measure what you already know, but to expose you to new information and how to use it.