Essay on Personal Statement On Domestic Violence

1396 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
My desire to pursue a master’s degree in social work was fueled by the outcome of my experiences of learning about domestic violence in my undergraduate course. It was also influenced by my active role different organizations where I was able to provide care for child victims of domestic violence. The desire of furthering my studies started way back when I was volunteering at a non-profit organization with an objective of becoming more familiar in working with children that were coming from a less advantaged families. Initially, the organization I was working for did not give me information about the children I was taking care of; they did not tell me that the children were victims of domestic violence. Upon entry, I observed all the children carefully and concluded that they were timid, often refrained from making eye contact and they merely uttered any word. Although I assumed that their actions were the same as those of a normal child, I constantly found myself making judgment on their general behavior with that of my childhood experiences. This actually helped me to form and establish relationships with these children.
However, my childhood experiences were evermore fueled by my study on what a domestic violence homestead can look like. I began having memories of an interview with a social worker back in the days when I was young; the interview was about the possibility of violence and abuse. I realized how the effects of domestic violence can negatively affect these…

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