My Life Span Perspective And The Seven Key Assumptions That Make Up Development Essay

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In this essay I will be reviewing and discussing my journey, the modern life span perspective and the seven key assumptions that make up development. The four key assumptions that are applicable to my development, and why I decided to study the Bachelor of Social Work degree are development is multidirectional, development involves both gains and losses, development is characterised by lifelong plasticity and development is multiply influenced. My journey so far has contained different seasons and paths that my family and I have had to walk through, most of them leading to my decision to study Social Work. On February 24th 2014, a tragedy struck my family which shook the beliefs and values I had developed over my life. We awoke to the news that my cousin Luke had been killed on the way to work by a drunk driver. Due to this I was saturated with grief, loss, heartache and confusion. Although this has been a desert season in my life, God has been faithful and covered me with his love and grace. I learnt what ‘having faith’ really meant through this experience and what trust in God looked like. Most of the time we do not understand why particular things happen in our world, but there was a point that I came too where I had to decide, whether I was going to let it define my life in a negative way, and hold me back, or whether I was going to use it to propel myself forward. Although I have chosen to use it for good, and to help others, there are still days where the grief and

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