Reflection Paper: What's Important To Social Work

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March was Social Work month and Professor Pellicio discussed that our next paper is on the social work profession, and the due date is March 28th. He also explained that our mid-term grades are basically a snapshot of where we currently are in the class.
The class did a group exercise were we all got into a circle to introduce ourselves and state what we were going to do our paper on. It seemed (to me anyway) that most of the class was as confused, as I was, in regards to the exact topic of our paper. Professor Pellicio cleared it up as to what he is expecting.
The paper has to focus on what’s important to social work as a profession. Not to the students personally, but more so to the system as a whole. The professor stated that we should
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The New York Times states that RI is the worst state for income and inequality. People’s salaries shrunk, and economic injustice needs to create inequality. A fun activity was discussed about “tickets”. Each student had to submit a “ticket” with the subject of their history assignment, which was due the following week in order to get into class. Some of the topics identified by the student on their upcoming history assignments were Doretha Dix, Charity Organizations, Orphan Trains, and The Great Depression to name a …show more content…
This was a great way for me personally to learn about the history. Preparing my own personal presentation about The Orphan Trains was heartbreaking. It was very disheartening to read that children were taken away from their families, really having no idea what was going to take place, basically shipped to the Midwest, brought to a “town hall” and placed on display for families wanting to adopt these children, most siblings were adopted out separately. Some children were treated very well while others were treated poorly.
I understood why these children could not be taken care of by their biological parents. Some of the biological parents were substance abusers, sick with yellow fever among other illness or just too poor to take care of them. Charles Loring Brace, who created the Children’s Aid Society helped these children and tried to provide them with a better life than the life they were living. Still, to me, this was

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