How To Write A Reflection In Social Work

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Monday Today was an interesting day. I thought that today was going to be an easy day because it’s the first of the month but that did happen. I can 't remember how many clients I served today because it was a complete madhouse in Feed My Sheep. The clients were over talking the case workers, the phone was constantly ringing, we ran out of printing paper, it was like a stock market in there. As soon as we opened we were busy; I felt like I was at work for only an hour. Out of the dozens of people I met with today I only approved three applications for utility assistance. I know it sounds harsh, but most of the clients didn 't meet the criteria for services. Every time I deny a client, I can’t help but have the feeling like I was destroying…show more content…
It seems like the people who are trying to be independent aren’t able to receive help, but the people that want to remain dependent can receive help at any time. I brought this issue up to my supervisor, and he said that it’s just the rules, and that’s how it has always been. Clients that I turned away had the look in their face that read you have no idea how much you just screwed me over. Whenever I realize that, I stop and think about what I am thinking about and tell myself I’m over thinking things. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that I’m human, and that means whenever I think of something not going the way that I want it to I think about the most horrible situation imaginable. Once I remind myself that it’s out of my control, and I can only do so much my frustration disappears. What the clients don’t know is that denying them of services hurts me probably more that it hurts them. I also noticed that everything I told a client that I couldn’t help them they were immediately ready to leave, they didn’t want to hear anything that I had to say after…show more content…
Even though I didn’t see as many clients as I did yesterday, I was still busy the entire day. I saw a total of three clients today, and ironically they all needed the same services. All of my clients needed a place to stay because they were homeless. Placing a person in a homeless shelter isn’t hard to do, but it can be difficult when all of the local homeless shelters are full. I was panicking because I didn’t know what to do, the homeless shelters were full, and I didn’t want the gentlemen sleeping on the street. While I was calling around looking for a shelter for the men they all told me horror stories about sleeping on the streets in Temple, Texas. Even though their appointments were all at different times, they all said similar things. Something’s that they all said were that the police harass them at night, they are often robbed while their sleeping, they fight off rats and females are likely to be raped. It’s hard for me to concentrate, because while I’m in my social work mode, these clients are telling me stories about their personal experiences. It’s a completely different perspective when a person tells you a story that they witnessed compared to reading about a story in a book. Fortunately for the gentlemen I was able to get them all a spot into a shelter, but this was not a traditional shelter. This was a church ministry called New

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