Importance Of Values In Social Work

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Over the years, values is something that has been strongly emphasized in the social work field. I have learned that I may not have the same values as someone else, however, I have learned to respect someone else and their own personal beliefs. Values can be effected by a variety of things such as culture, family origin, geographic location, and even parental guidance in life. Although my values are different, they help me guide me everyday life decisions. For some values may not be as important, however, to me values are everything. Values that important to my family of origin is our religion. With our religious beliefs we follow what can be considered as “A code of conduct”. We make sure to follow these rules. Although this may seem silly …show more content…
Being in foster care, I was always nervous to be at home alone and I was always afraid that home would be taken away. Once I was adopted, I was able to realize that home was permanent and that this is where I would be able to make a difference. My mother always loved her house to be clean. She would make a daily chore list that must be completed before the end of our day. Everything, in every room, had a place. I was responsible for the dishes, sweeping, and cleaning the bathrooms and my room. My brother had to mop, dust, and make sure the yard was in tip-top-shape. Anytime something was not done correctly, discipline would take place. Both my father and my mother were the ones who disciplined us, however, my mother was more active in the …show more content…
First, being able to find strengths is something that my family always did. We would tell someone when they did something positive and be sure that things did not go unnoticed in the home. Along with that, I will be able to help families because I know what it feels like to work with a social worker. I still remember the feelings of uneasiness. This will be able to help me relate o to families in many ways. I also believe that my family has been supportive over the years, this is something that I will be able to advocate to my families in the future. One thing that I think will be a problem for me in a home visit is staying calm. I come from a community where you speak up for whats right. Although this is true, I have learned over time how to choose my battles. My biggest concern is that someone will attack me or they will try to harm me. I have to make sure that I do not go into survival mode,however, that I stay calm and understand where that person may be coming from. I do not think I 'm afraid to go into someones home, however, I know that I will be very

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