Reflection On Social Work

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This self-reflection will explore the choices and inspiration as to why I want to be a social worker in the area of community development/international social work. Social work is an important area and industry to understand and explore more because it focuses on helping many different communities, individuals and marginalizes/disadvantaged people in today’s society. According to (Chenoweth and McAuliffe) social work draws on key values including social justice and human rights. According to the AASW they say The social work profession facilitates social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and…show more content…
My mother works in a non-government organization (MDA) and therefore I would also go with her to work whenever I could. She used to be the employment officer and then moved into the events section of the organization. My aunty used to be a university professor and taught social work and through this I found out a lot about the community and the different areas of social work. Chenoweth and McAuliffe (2015) state that knowing a family member or close friend who is a social worker can be a strong influence on a person’s decision to study social work. Through certain experiences and people that have motivated me to study social work. I have seen firsthand the experiences that community development can give a community. It gives a sense of being and welcome and that is why I think community development is important in the area of social work. Hence why I have a passion for social
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