The Core Values Of Social Work

1589 Words Oct 20th, 2015 7 Pages
Statement of Purpose
Social work concentrates not only on the wellbeing of society, but also the welfare of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Social work is a critical tool in acknowledging national controversial issues such as transparency in the government but can also address local concerns, like gang related activity within a community. It means seeing issues affecting daily lives and taking the initiative to enact a solution. Social work encompasses many facets such as community development, program development, public policy, intervention, and direct one-on-one communication. The core values of social work for me include the overall well being of society, social justice for all, equality, and dignity among individuals.
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After college, I searched for a career in which I could continue to help children. Luckily, I was offered a position in the finance department at the Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII). I would be indirectly helping children, but nonetheless contributing. The Children’s Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization focusing on comprehensive social services for infants, children, youth and the whole entire family. CII
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