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    good enough. Being known as a behavior problem, most of my teachers wrote me off as a lost cause before ever getting to know me. I was a problem child. I was bad influence. But mainly I was lost. The only person that I found hope in was my school social worker, she was the only person who instead of labeling me, tried to understand the reason for my behavior. She was the only person in a world full of negative people who asked me why,…

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    professional identity of social workers is as presented in the book? The debate around the professional identity of social workers is clinical social work practice vs. social services social work. According to the authors (Specht & Courtney, 1994) “This 1919 shift to psychiatry was the significant intellectual choice of the century for social work as a profession”. (p. 21). The authors believe that social work practitioners need to shift their practice towards serving the community in a social…

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    This essay aims to provide a critical overview of both social work practice and education in Spain. An analysis of social work practice and education will be undertaken in relation to the history, traditions and ideologies of the country. Furthermore, an examination and analysis of emergent international demands in relation to social work practice and education will be conducted. Lastly a critical comparison of social work practice and education within Spain and the UK will be provided, in an…

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    of the history of social work. Social work started as a helping profession led by Mary Richmond and Jane Addams as they attempted to help individuals and families that were living in poverty. During this time there were charity organizations, settlement houses, social reform, and political activism. “Friendly visitors” worked with the poor to determine their eligibility for assistance from charitable organizations. Furthermore, the “friendly visitors” who are known of early social workers…

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    My Interest In Social Work

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    Having completed my prerequisite for Social Work, I am writing to request for admission into the Social Work program. In the Social Work program at Union Institute & University I will be able to accomplish my lifelong dream of becoming a Licenses Social Worker and advocate for the unfortunate individuals. To be a social worker, I will become a part of a team of individuals who have a voice to stand for the rights of the unfortunate molding and shaping generations to create a healthy, safer, and…

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    The “Fit” of Social Work as Profession for You “Marissa, what do you want to be when you grow up?” the question many people ask throughout my life and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who was asked this. My answer wasn’t social work, I didn’t even know what a social worker was until I was in middle school when someone described them as “kid’s snatchers”. I never bothered to look into it, I was too busy listening to my friend telling me about how a kid got taken away from their parents.…

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    I have wanted to be a social worker and work with children since I have been twelve years old. My dad grew up in the foster care system and is my inspiration for wanting to be a social worker and work with children who have experienced trauma. My freshman field experience opened my eyes to the many different opportunities and varied fields within the social work profession. Every other Monday throughout the spring semester, my freshman field class visited a different agency. In my field…

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    Social Work Case Study

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    best to react it. A case study is an approach to apply the theoretical knowledge gain from writing to life circumstances that social worker may experience in social worker field work. There is some sections in case study that social worker consider. Firstly, outline the purpose of the case study and social worker should identify the theory that will be used. Moreover, social…

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    Chapter One- Introduction to Rural Social Work Rural Assistance Center (2015) states, “The population of rural America currently accounts for less than 20 percent of the overall population of the United States, and this number continues to fall over time” (pg. 1). Practicing social work in a rural area is often difficult, but unique as the life in a rural area is much different than in an urbanized location. What is most important when working in a rural area is maintaining confidentiality and…

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     Field of practice  Taelor Faulkner SOCW 2311 – 001    Page Break Introduction As a social worker, there is a limitless amount of possibilities when choosing a career to pursue in. One can select a field to practice in based on an interest or their own personal experience. For example, a social worker could have had experience dealing with her grandmother who needed help socially and psychologically. With a desire to accommodate the elderly who obtain problems similar…

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