The Importance Of Social Work

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According to the National Association of Social Work (NASW), Social work is defined as, “The professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal.” As such to pursue a career as a Social worker one must contain some key values. Such values include: one must be able to provide help, resources, and benefits to people so that they can achieve their maximum potential in life, they must also uphold that all citizens should be treated equally despite their socioeconomic background. In addition, they have to be willing to maintain trustworthiness and sound adherence to moral ideals, value the dynamic reciprocal interactions…show more content…
Thus my passion for helping others stems from a tender age of five. From that age, I always exercised helping people by sharing my snack to those in need. That need grew rapid throughout my days of Primary and Secondary school where I haven’t only shared my snack, but I also bought snacks for those in need, assisted disable kids to write, open their snack or to use the washroom facility. My nickname then was Mother Theresa. I also became a peer counselor in high school to assist those that were hurting, abused or neglected. Not only to provide them with a listening ear, but to encourage and motivate them. To help them realize that their current situation is not their final destination and they are the ones that can control what lies ahead of them. Putting a smile on other people’s faces brought me tremendous joy. As a result, I still have that dying need to assist others out there. To show them that there is still hope in humanity, still, hope for a vigorous life and to help them reach their maximum potential in…show more content…
On September 16, 2010, Sarah Lynn Augustine, allegedly stabbed her daughters, five year old Rachel 45 times and two months old Sophia 31 times. At the time of which they both succumbed to their injuries. Sarah Lynn Augustine stated she had no intentions of murdering her kids. According to Augustine the night the incident occurred, she thought of going to drown herself. But on the way to doing this she ran into the son of a neighbor who asked her what she was doing on the streets since it was three in the morning. To avoid such tragedy, I plan on opening a YES WE CARE center situated in each district in the Commonwealth of Dominica. With Sarah pondering on taking her life with no place to go would allow her to go to a YES WE CARE center positioned in her village. This center would provide a listening ear to Sarah and guiding her back on the right path of life. After evaluating Sarah, she would then be placed in a psychiatric facility if necessary and Sophia and Rachel would still have their lives today. Unfortunately, that was not the case. However the YES WE CARE center gears to avoid such tragedy and save the lives of other children like Sophia and Rachel. The YES WE CARE center will also hold open forums in Pre-Schools, Primary

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