Personal Narrative for Msw Essay

1652 Words Jun 16th, 2006 7 Pages
Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people's lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a social problem. These problems may include inadequate housing, unemployment, serious illness, disability, or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse. Social workers often provide social services in health-related settings that now are governed by managed care organizations.
To contain costs, these organizations are emphasizing
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They may help raise funds or write grants to support these programs.
There are many social problems that concern me, but the one that stands out the most is domestic violence and child abuse. Child abuse usually occurs in the same families as domestic violence. Research has pointed out that merely witnessing domestic violence can have a profound effect on children.

Childhood exposure to domestic violence is associated with increased aggression, depression and anxiety, lower levels of social competence, and poorer academic functioning. "Family violence threatens child" is the alleged maltreatment most reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline every year. Childhood exposure to family violence also significantly increases the likelihood of either perpetrating or being the victim of violence as an adult. Not only does domestic violence carry over from youth to adulthood, but from home to neighborhood, and community to state. The effects of this violence are seen in the burdens placed upon our health care, educational, social service, child welfare, and criminal justice systems, and in the workplace. These problems can be prevented by awareness and education.
Targeting the groups that are at a high risk and offering them these services. Letting the community know that there are organizations and services available that provide safety and services for victims. My understanding of the field of social work started very early in my life. My

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