In this reflective essay, I am going to discuss all about myself and my values, the skills required to be a good social care worker, why I chose social care, what I hope to gain from doing social care and where I hope to go with my degree. To be a good social care worker we must be self-aware. This is important as we cannot help other people deal with their emotions if we are not self-aware of our own emotions. To be self-aware according to (Burnard,1992, p.216) means that ‘it’s a process of getting to know your own feelings, attitudes and values. It is also about learning about the effect you have on others’.
I bring this up to show the disconnect from my generation to hers my definition of hardship is totally different from hers. She had to deal with possibly losing her life while I have to worry about much less pressing matters. While there is a disconnect between the level of oppression I must acknowledge the fact the connect that is there. Without her generations and the one before her sacrifice, my life wouldn 't be so simple. With all that being said the younger and older generation need to find a way to come together to share their knowledge and experiences to continue to progress society for the better.
Meaning simply that just because of an event, good or bad, in your life occurs you can’t just change who you are. Sure you can try I did, but my worldview kept bringing me back. You can try to change who you are but you can't change your past experiences and emotions. So therefore my worldview changes and I rightfully think it should. My worldview is based off of strong morals and beliefs, but also an understanding of difference.
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.
I will be the leader in my life and to others, in the absences of guidance. I made the decision to start school again and find the resources I need to accomplish my dreams. Fear is a choice. I will not find contentment until I am a successful social
I can’t turn a blind eye anymore, as most people do, to the struggle that people are facing every where around me. Some people think they are deserving of the life style they get to life, but now I realize that it is by shear luck that I grew up here in the U.S. as opposed to a third world country in Asia or Africa. Because I am here and I have the ability to help other, it is really my obligation to help others. Thank you Mrs. Janet for exposing us to the realities of the world we live in and how we can help fight poverty on both a local and global level. Volunteering no longer feels like a box I must check of on my résumé, but rather an important and enjoyable part of my
Lucero, thank you for sharing. I have never thought about somebody taking my personal information, stories, or experiences and turning them around to use them on me. As a future Social Worker, it is important to try and understand the perspective of a client and knowing this information, it is something I can keep in the back of my mind. I think most of us need to trust the people that they are opening up to. I can relate to you through the feeling of feeling judged when telling my personal story.
Verbally Verbal communication has always been a struggle for me; I must admit that I am better at expressing my thoughts and ideas when I write them down on paper. Before attending college, I typically did not think before I spoke and I did not sugar coat my words, which now I realize how this has affected some of my relationships with people and how I had unintentionally hurt people in the past. I find myself still learning and recognizing that this is an area that I anticipate will become more natural to me as I become a more competent nurse. Since this part of communication has been a struggle to me, therapeutic communication was also a struggle when it came to speaking to patients, staff, and taking nursing exams. Through every nursing
Without people that have helped me to get where I am now, it would have been impossible. I am always grateful for what I receive but I notice that I tend to feel bad about it. I am still learning to not feel guilty and to use it as an opportunity to help reach my future goals. As a child, I could not control my class in society. I am always and will be judged and criticized in some way but all I need to do is to be able to
The interview was great in the sense that I could withhold my own opinion, giving her the respect she deserves. I might have a different opinion in some issues but she has the right of expressing herself. Maybe she experiences some problems with an American that might of made her think that way. Overall I enjoyed it and made me feel great. Self-awareness is difficult as it can hurt us dealing with our own issues but is essential to live a healthy lifestyle specially for Social Workers and those who enjoy helping