Fast forward to the end of my hectic freshman year, I was indecisive about my future and had no excitement for the medical field. A major event changed my life; I was confronted with a personal family issue. I discovered my younger cousin was self-harming and was heading towards an eating disorder. I had no idea what to do and with no prior experience in this situation, I was confused and scared. I did not want to believe someone I knew was in such pain that they had to take it on themselves. She decided that she was not disclosing her situation to her family and friends, besides me. I felt a sense of responsibility for her because she told me that I was the only person she could trust and be comforted by. I had always thought about being a social worker, but I never accepted that I was good enough to help people seek help.
For three years now, we have worked together to keep her safe, secure, and find her treatment. That first year was rough on the both of us and it took a toll on me because I...
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... to travel throughout the U.S and the world, to discover, develop, and improve techniques, skills, programs, and resources.
I believe social workers strive for justice, truth, integrity, and respect. These values are important to me and I believe the foundations of social work create an environment that is nonjudgmental, respectful, and comforting. In this field, there is a certain degree of integrity, morals, compassion, empathy, etc that you must have to be able to deal with situations that come up. In my two years of being in the College of Social Work, I have had no regrets and I always think back to my acceptance letter into the college. I see the good that social workers do and the impact from my fellow professionals and it validates my choice in this field. This is where I belong and this is where I want to be. I finally found a place where I belong.
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