Social Worker Funding

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As a future social worker I feel the greatest challenge I will face in the context of funding will actually being able to receive sufficient funding. Social work services are funded through government funding, state/ local government grants, health insurance programs, federal programs, state health insurance programs, private health insurances, private donations, and clients actually paying for services. Even with these programs and donations, funding continues to be a huge issue for social workers. Cameron (2013) argues “Funding for social work services in the United States is not commensurate with people’s needs for assistance. Due to this underfunding…gaps in funding for some services and/or some clients exist” (pg. 128). This being

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