Social Work Personal Statement

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Personal Statement Kamla Parke Masters in Social Work Program Fordham University Social work is a growing field that is evolving to be more than what it is with its overall focus on finding the problem, applying strategies and solving the problem. The social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principle, and techniques to one or more of the following end: helping people obtain tangible services, counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and practicing in legislative processes. NASW (National Association of Social Workers) 2018. Social workers are committed to the community engaging…show more content…
Social work has a meaning and a great deal of satisfaction being devoted to helping others, advocating for children’s, adults and the elderly. Working as a social worker allows you to combine three different fields of study, counseling, sociology and psychology which all helps to improve the quality of life. Counseling focusing on resolving personal, psychological and social challenges that are faced in people’s life. Psychology studies the human mind and behavior allowing you to know how one brain works. Sociology concentrates on the development, structure and function of society, letting one understand their place in life. Also Social Workers play and important role in end-of-life decision making and grief and bereavement support. Social workers often serve as care coordinator, bringing together the health care team and the family to facilitate a family care conference or to coordinate needed community resources and information.…show more content…
Social welfare are services provided by the state or any private organizations. An example of social welfare is food services. The largest federal food program is food stamps currently known as SNAP which is paid for by federal and a portion of the state’s administrative expenses. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as “food stamp”) provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, the elderly and the disabled. The program helps families and individuals supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods. In this case the Social Worker will assist the client with the application process, letting them know more about the benefits and what information would be needed to complete the application process. The SNAP application predominantly focuses on the financial aspect of the applicant, making sure the client is employed or unemployed. Once everything is submitted to SNAP agents, they thoroughly check the applicant’s application and what is submitted and run a background check making sure there is no fraud or criminal history. If accepted client will receive an EBT card that will allow one to purchase groceries through anywhere that accepts SNAP

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