Why I Want To Be a Social Worker

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Why I Want To Be a Social Worker

Beautiful story. I can relate to your story in many ways. I too turned away from social work many times only to be directed back to the field. That is when I finally decided to become a social worker. I have one more semester left to complete my Bachelor's degree, and then on to get my Master's degree. One thing I have observed thus far is that our past experiences should help make us better social workers. However, the educator's in this field seem to think it taints us as social workers. I can understand we need to continuously self evaluate in order to make sure this does not happen, but I think that by these experiences will help us as social workers understand our client's better. What is your opinion on this? Thank you for sharing!

Denise more than 1 year ago

Why I Want To Be a Social Worker Too

I voraciously read this, as I could see myself in this story so clearly and share the feeling you have for social work and for the world. I am also a student working on my BSW and hoping to go on and attain an MSW. Sometimes it does seem like educators are trying to dissuade those who have been hurt, however, I do not think they do so because they want to oppress us. Quite the opposite, I feel as if my professors know how tough it can be in the social work field and that the self-care required of all social workers will be especially important to those like us. There are some issues that are triggering to me, but I know what they are and I know what to do to take care of myself. I appreciate the professors who remind me to take care of myself and tell me that I can do this. I hope you take this away with you. I do feel as if I have something special to offer and have skills that I have developed in response to my abuse that will make me a better social worker. I feel that anyone that has had the resiliency to survive and thrive also has that something special as well. Good luck in your future career! Thank you so much for sharing your stories!!

Marion more than 1 year ago

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