Social Work Essay Examples

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Before enrolling in the social work program at the University of Windsor I knew Social Workers helped people through unexpected life hardships. Now I know that social work is so much more than that. It is about advocating for people who cannot advocate for themselves and about trying to provide an equal opportunity for people regardless of their personal background. Social Workers challenge mainstream societal norms that negatively affect people and strive for social justice all around the world. Simply put, social workers provide a range of services for people in need. Social work as a profession differs from other professions because they deal with societies and the impact they have on people. Social work is a very broad profession and can…show more content…
Social work is very heavily mandated to ensure that people are getting the proper services they need as well as to ensure that social workers are protected from absurd public accusations. In conclusion, social workers help people cope with some sort of social issue whether it be advocating for human rights or just helping a family cope with a loss of a loved one. They are like a multitool for people to use no matter the situation. My family is the reason I want to pursue a career in social work. When I was in grade 8 my fathers Aorta unexpectedly ripped and was rushed to the hospital. My mother went with him to the hospital where then he was rushed to Toronto for an emergency operation. They both left me to take care of my younger brother who was only about seven years old at the time. We were alone for almost three weeks. My mother came back once a week to shower and put on new clothes before she left for Toronto again. I was all alone making sure my brother was clothed and fed. Relatives came by to check up on us but it was not the same. I was still doing laundry, cooking, and cleaning while not having a clue as to what was going…show more content…
I realized that no one was there for me during these tough times and I did not know how to seek help to deal with life's twists and turns. I thought to myself that I wanted to be there for someone during tough times and help them because no one was around to help me. My teachers, as well as I, thought the best way to go about helping people was through social work. On top of that, I am told that I am too caring and too nice to be in any other profession but social work. I just want to help people as much as I can because I know life is hard and instead of making it harder for people I want to make it easier. As for volunteering, I have quite a bit of people experience. Throughout high school, I helped churches run events. I would help with set up and clean up, I would host performances and run coffee shops. I would do some motivational speaking at these events as well. I helped facilitate youth groups and breakfast clubs run by the church. I provided a safe place for children to play games and hang around as I fed them. I volunteered with the International Language
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