Social workers should have an understanding of how to conduct an assessment using fundamental interventions and strategies specific to children and adolescents. As a social worker you should be familiarized with risk and protective factors that contribute to specific life problems experienced in childhood. Therefore, one must be able to conduct a psychosocial evaluation that includes youth behaviors and environmental influences.
During the mock social work interview process I have discovered a lot of interesting facts about the process, myself, and the differences between how the interviewer and the interviewee experience the interview. The opportunity was unexpectedly very informative and has shown me how I want to grow as an interviewer for my clients as well as myself.
The first volunteer trip to the senior center started out as a cosmetology project and with a lack of students in the course, i opened it up to any student in the school. With the max total of 16 girls, we arrived at the senior center and held a mini spa day for the residents. Myself and
Personal Statement I decided to apply to the social work master because I have encountered a lot of different experiences, problems, and achievements over the past four years. Similarly, I have always had a deep desire for helping others in a caring and supportive way. I faced many obstacles through my adolescent years such as: having an eating disorder, self-harm, and depression. After going through therapy, I realized that I wanted to help young people to overcome problems and to be able to help them to move forward in life. I want to make them comprehend that change is possible as long as the person want it.
The agency I participated at for my ten hours of service learning this semester was the Plain City food pantry. The food pantry is located on 156 W Main St, Plain City, OH 43064. There are many people that run this agency. A couple names are Phyllis and Jane. I participated March 2nd from 9:30 to 11:30, March 3rd from 9:00 to 12:00, April 4th, from 9:30 to 11:30 and April 6th from 9:00 to 12:00.
Personal Statement Student’s Name Institution Affiliation A) General Introduction As a woman diagnosed with social anxiety,I was entrusted to be under the care of a social worker so as to help me manage my disorder. Personally, I have gone through so many experiences which collectively made me develop a deeper insight into the roles of social workers as compared to other health caregivers. Besides that, I have seen a lot of transformative supports to people who have various social problems provided through the selfless care of the social workers. Subsequently, this further fueled my ambition to study and support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable persons in the society. I firmly believe that my motivation towards helping
I have had a valuable experience assisting with activities at Riverside Lodge Retirement Home, such as helping to decorate pumpkins during
Throughout the social work profession, self-care is a big necessity. Self-care in a social work profession is very important because if you were stressed how much would you listen to your clients stressful situations. Also, you need self-care to take time to yourself, so you are functioning while working. Social workers need to be functioning mentally and physically throughout each clinical session. If a social worker is not functioning properly how will the clients have valuable professional help. Without having a hike to clear your mine, you may find other ways to clear your mind: yoga, spa, exercising, and much more. However, some social workers hold their selves together quite nicely, but still have that emotional softness inside. As social
Self-Critique of Social Worker Role This particular client was very withdrawn, quiet, fearful of telling the truth, fearful of mother reactions to services and not familiar with working with lighter skinned people. This client was hesitant initially with treatment and services and seemed to not be aware of the unhealthy situation she was in. She did not have ambitions, plans, or hopes for the future. The client was compliant to the mother’s requests, and did not stand up for herself when being attacked verbally or physically. This all presented a challenge for me as her social worker to make connections outside of the obvious fact that we were from completely different worlds. Building trust with this client seemed impossible at first.
The benefit of me being in the Social Work field is my personal experience with similar struggles. I would like to be the person I never had while going through my hardships. The resurrection of my old wounds that I have overcome would certainly be my weakness. With that being said, I am confident I could make a difference because, I have been in their shoes to a certain extent, so I can help relate to and speak from experience with those I am trying to help. There are many resources available for the people such as shelters, food banks, job training, and placement assistance. All they need is the guidance from a knowledgeable social worker who is willing to offer a helping hand to open these doors of opportunity. Working with the Boys and
For my undergraduate degree, I had to complete a one-hundred-and-sixty-hour internship with private, non-profit, or a governmental agency that provides care and services for families and children. I selected the Alzheimer’s Association because at that time I was also caring for my grandmother-in-law who was in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. During my internship, one of my responsibilities was to attend, participate, and help facilitate a local Alzheimer’s caregivers support group. Additionally, because I had experienced Alzheimer’s in my personal life, my role was both maintenance and facilitative. Furthermore, I could share my story, as well as focus on the emotional well-being of the other members, and what struggles they were experiencing. Within the group, I also had a facilitative role of providing information and resources to the members.
Today I interviewed an elderly woman who is a resident in the County Nursing Home. As I entered her room, she was sitting up awake and alert. As we talked, I explained to her that as a nursing student, I'm required to complete a paper on any person over the age of sixty-five. I asked her if it would be okay to interview her. She enthusiastically agreed, therefore, I proceeded with the interview.
In my junior year, I was asked to do an individual community service project for Alpha Omega Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society. I learned that my uncle went to Golden Living Center Trussville to minister at their chapel services not only to the residents who lived there, but also to the visitors. I decided to go with him when he went. Being there and ministering to the people went beyond singing hymns and reading and talking about the Bible. It was to show the people love and give them something that is encouraging. I quickly formed friendships and bonds with the residents. So, I continued to go, months after the requirement had been fulfilled. Once I went the first time, going there did not feel like a requirement. It was something that I wanted to do and something that I enjoyed doing. Going to the nursing home has increased my skills and experience in the areas of leadership and public
I volunteered at the Lions Park Senior Center as one of the tasks from my social work class. I was assigned duties at the gymnasium, that is where I have experienced most of the volunteer time. Supervising the posture to use certain machines, instructing new members on the use of the machines and looking up for the safety of the seniors at the gymnasium has been my routine. I helped filling groceries bags that were distributed to members of the center. As a volunteer, I assisted in arranging rooms for classes, meetings, and different activities like a health’s fair. I also contributed arranging and inventorying the puzzles in the library. There was also a free haircut day, where I assigned the sequence numbers to organized individuals
Introduction For this case study we will be examining a girl who currently attends Appalachian State University, studying social work. Through this study we will look at how biological, psychological, environmental, and family have impacted her until now. Through looking at these effects links will be created to Erikson’s theory and the learning theory. Concluding with examining the impacts of the factors in relevance to their professional development.