Social Work Experience Analysis

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Framework of my Social Work Experience
My social work experience so far has been filled with ups and downs. I have learned a lot in this experience, and I am glad for that. Going into my practicum, I was not sure what I would be able to do while not having a license. I have also learned many things about me, and my strengths and challenges, and there were times when my experiences might have challenged both. I have also felt a sense of spiritual growth, and insight during my practicum. This is not necessarily because of something that happened during my practicum, it was more of my emotional state at times during this five months. I have been experiencing more stress than I used to. This had led to me not feeling well, and feeling physical
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My brother was the troubled one, whose abuse and trauma that he experienced before and while being in custody, effected his life in a negative way into his teen and adult years. I, on the other hand, seem to have either repressed what I had experienced as a child, or I have a large amount of resilience. These last couple of discussions we have decided that it is more on the resilience side, but that did not prevent my parents from worrying about me going into child welfare. Moreover, the same agency that I was a part of a little over 11 years ago. I have been spending time examining myself to see if memories, or any pain has come back, and I can honestly say that I can relate to many things that my kids have, and are experiencing. This relation has not caused me to react in a negative way, or become depressed or anything, but it has made me that much more determined to save them from their circumstances as much as I can; I guess that is the resilience in …show more content…
This in not necessarily a bad thing. One of the ways that I am trying to prevent my tendency to procrastinate, is by putting what I need to do on a sticky pad, and sticking them to my desk. I have found that I enjoy making lists of things just for the satisfaction of checking them of, or scribbling them out when they are done. So, I look at my stick notes and I am motivated to cross them out, and I end up finishing my work in good time. Another motivation is that I don’t like to see my desk covered in sticky notes, so I know that if I finish what I need to get done on each sticky note, I not only get to cross them out, but I get to recycle the paper in general. Therefore, clearing my desk. There were still times during my practicum when I felt like the foster parent, or other professional was not quite on the child’s side, but they were more worried about moving them to clear up a space, or they seem to think that the kids are some things that they could trade back in when they don’t fit their mold. Again, I become bias, but I am able to redirect myself by focusing completely on the child, whether that means asking them to show me their rooms to change the subject a little, or by thinking about the needs of the kid and what I can do to get them

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