Essay For Social Work

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As a young girl in West Africa, Liberia, seeing oppression and living through poverty developed my love for interventions and social services. My years of acclimating to American culture have enabled me to engage in my education and earn responsible positions such as a resident assistant (RA), and president of the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville’s Black Student Union organization. To effectively sustain my positions, I became accustom to wearing many hats on any given day and setting boundaries. These skills have helped me to prepare myself as a future social worker by allowing me to aide people outside the traditional consulting and medical settings while accepting the limits of what can be accomplished during a specified period…show more content…
As a student, I will study and practice techniques, beyond a generalist perspective, that will allow me to give clients hope and the ability to see something greater than what they are facing. Upon completion of a Master of Social Work direct practice degree and certificate in gerontology and mental health programs, I intend to become a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will competently incorporate specialized skills in different professional settings while developing my knowledge of a wide range of social issues and professional standards. With commitment, I wish to develop skills that will enable me to create or find hidden resources and services for my future clients, create platforms through consoling for victims of…show more content…
It limits children’s opportunities and confines their cognitive and modern society’s development. This is why it is important that during early childhood parents understand that this is a critical developmental time, in which they need to establish financial stability, a house on top of the child’s head, and food on the table. Reducing child poverty has been a policy that needs attention from parents, educators, and media. However, the need for reduction of persistent poverty in homes with children has been dismissed and only urgent to social service professionals and adults who grew up through poverty. It is relevant that parents, single or married, are aware of what contributes to families’ poverty before they consider starting a family. Persistent poverty, during childhood, is a hidden social issue that parents and societies must start to engage in. Without conversations, defects of poor children will continue to be a problem within social services professionals and not our
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