My Journey In The Exceptional Field Of Social Work

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At the age of five, I quietly assembled the most complex puzzles my mother could find. Without taking a break, I would sit for hours, with my eyes glued to the thoughtfully crafted pieces that filled the living room floor. Lost in the world of the puzzle, I caringly placed each piece into its home. With every move of my hand, the scrambled image would gradually become clearer to my mother’s eye. As each small wooden piece found its way into the larger plan, there were moments where I would be so attentive to the puzzle that no words could break the trance. Sixteen years later, I find myself silently drawn towards the puzzle that remains to be our very existence. With a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, I have successfully found the key to helping …show more content…
Similar to a puzzle, a family has many components. Growing up with four siblings, and a mother who has spent her working life caring for children with special needs, I have learned that every family is distinctive, and each piece of the family plays a different role. My hope is to focus on children; the strongest members of every family. Children have the unique ability to turn any crisis upside down, and are resilient and kind. Whether it goes unnoticed or not, I strongly believe that children hold together …show more content…
While I was there, a child with Autism came into the office. The Social Worker kindly greeted her and invited her to sit down and talk. Instead of having a dry conversation, the two conversed through board games and puppets. As they moved further into the activities, the young girl would slowly open up to the Social Worker, forming an irreplaceable bond. I remember thinking how amazing it is that something as simple as a board game could bring two uniquely different people together as one, to help one another grow. In those few moments, everything I knew about children with disabilities were challenged. Children that I once thought were helpless and a burden, transformed in front of my eyes into the most resilient of us all. Her kindness as she brushed the hair of the puppet, and told the Social Worker about her favorite book; and the light that shone so brightly out of her sea blue eyes are an image I will never forget. The young girl became my muse for my previous love for Social Work. As I continue to Graduate school, I look forward to having my beliefs and attitudes challenged daily. I understand that growth comes from experience, be it positive or negative. By immersing myself into different cultures, families, and environments, I will grow in a way I have never imagined. I will work to challenge each of my biases through

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