Social Work Reflective Analysis

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When I asked five people what social work was, I got a variety of responses ranging from family to financial helpers. As Ira Colby says (2010), “the profession is a diverse one, and diversity means that the roles and tasks that social workers perform are varied and often poorly defined” (p. 8). This certain reflects when most people are asked, for example a friend of mine named Raven said at first that she “did not know,” then added after pausing for a minute “they go to people's houses to make sure their kids aren’t abused. They make sure kids are in a safe environment.” She was confused by the question at first and took several moments to put together a response. When I asked my mother she said that social work means “serving families that
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