I would to begin this paper with an authentic definition of the Social Work field. Social work practices involves facilitating change—in other words, working with others, not doing something to them or for them(Dubois). Most people and social workers would always use the world ‘help’ in some way or form when defining social workers. Which is true but the confusion come in when asked where they work, who they assist and how they differ from other helping professions. Social workers can be sustain abuse therapists, child welfare specialists, and school social workers. We are not limited to just the department of social services. They can work in nursing homes, hospitals, and even in legislation.
I began my research trying to find a negative perspective of social w...
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... one of the things they are not expecting is negative attitude.
To conclude, the public’s definition of social is inaccurate. However, I believe that with the right skills and positive attitude a person in this field can help change this negative perception. Although, I am aware of the challenges people in this profession face I am eager to face them and become an excellent social worker.
DuBois, B., & Miley, K. K. (2014). Social work: an empowering profession (Eighth ed.). Boston: Pearson.
The Five Most Popular Social Work Careers. (n.d.). Masters In Social Work Online Program Online MSW Degree MSWUSC. Retrieved February 1, 2014, from http://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/the-five-most-popular-social-work-careers/
(2004). The public perception of Social Work: Is it what we think?. The public perception of Social Work: Is it what we think?, 49(2), 1-12.
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