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I Am a Social Worker

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    I Want To Be A Social Worker!

    Hi, My names Megan and im 16 years old. I really want to be a social worker, but i don't know what courses i have too take?! In september I will be doing my A-levels. I have took Health and Social Care. I don't know what too take in College/University. Please could someone help...
    Megan9876 Megan9876 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Cycle Of Love And Hate

    In my years of working with social/development workers as they deal with children and family situations, I observed that children who love doing wrong things to other people and to themselves usually have a problematic family (divorced/separated parents, nagging parents, busy...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 4 Responses May 5, 2013

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    I had a social worker

    who acted as my friend outside of therapy , after she quit her job and was no longer my therapist and said it was ok to text her and ask her questions so I did and thought it was ok. She answered any question I had for her about her personal life. She said we can hangout and do...
    twistedwords twistedwords 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I am new to the social work field,

    as a social worker and would like to know--is the social work workplace really supposed to be this stressful??? It's honestly not even just the clients that stress me out, it's mostly the co-workers I work with. I feel at the end of the week, I have more bad days than good. I am...
    jlg7071 jlg7071 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Ron

    ron was a very successful real estate agent who owned his own business. he and his brother were well known on the north shore and then ron has a psychotic break. his world collapsed around him and he found himself in a state psychiatric hospital. his world was no longer real...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Nov 6, 2011

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    Completely Burned Out

    I am so burned out but can't leave the profession because of my student loans. I have an MSW and have worked in almost all areas of practice. The only area I feel that I could enjoy is hospice but there are none hiring in my area and don't want to move far away from family. I...
    Dsmtay Dsmtay 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    Jane

    Her name is Jane. I began working with her in 1996. My first meeting with her I was amazed at her size. Also her distinct body odor. She had a delusional fear of water being tainted. Although she tended to her personal hygiene, no shower or bath for ten years took it's toll...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    I should state that I am a prospective social

    worker. I am a 33 year old student, with 10 years of military experience. I deployed three times. I'd like to use my degree to do behavioral health therapy with veterans. We'll see how it goes. I'm genuinely interested in many of the challenges our society faces now. LGBT...
    cw2pieper cw2pieper 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    My Passion Is Homeless Adults

    I really love working with homeless people.  Its very interesting, rewarding, and challenging.  I have to know the local resources, info. on mental illness and addictions, crisis intervention and a whole wealth of other information.  It's very intellectually...
    bythegrl bythegrl 36-40 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    I Created Socialworkhelper.com

    After graduating from my MSW program, it was very difficult for me to gain employment. I felt depressed, isolated,and alone. I decided to go back to school for technology and continue to live off of student loans. I desperately wanted to connect with other social workers, but I...
    SWHelper SWHelper 22-25 Apr 21, 2012

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    Social Worker

    I had one who I loved.  This person was WOW...I couldn't be any happier.Years later, I'm thinking about something and BAM, this person wasn't all that honest regarding a problem which made me go WHAT?  I got a little disapointed which isn't too much of this person's fault...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Mar 3, 2012

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    No One to Talk to

    I'm a social worker. Looking back at my life, I think I've always been one. I'm the oldest of 4 siblings, 2 of which I've taken care of since birth in some way. Helping others is my passion and purpose in life and I would never, nor do I think I could ever, stray from this...
    gastro82 gastro82 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I work for child protective services

    for the state of Kentucky. I feel my job and what I do is often misunderstood. So I want to clear up some questions some may have. Ask away :)
    kinley121 kinley121 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Student/Want To Know More.

    I am currently attending college to become a social worker. I want to know more! I feel as if these text books and teachers are giving me bland ideas of what it truly means to be a social worker. Any help?
    almosttheir almosttheir 18-21, F Sep 4, 2013

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    Do You Know Any Happy, Upbeat, Fun And Positive Social Workers Who Leave Work At Work?

    I'm my mom's only child. She likes social work but she's been through so much herself that the stress of social work sometimes just pushes her over the edge. She resents people who have easier jobs. She vents to me every day (no specifics or details, just how she feels drained...
    coconutkitten coconutkitten 26-30, F Jun 24, 2013

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    Looking For An Interview

    I am taking a class and need to conduct an interview. I would like to interview someone with the same profile as me. I am 51 and thinking about changing careers but feel somewhat old in my class. I would like to interview (apporx. 12 questions) someone who may have gotten a...
    rob93 rob93 51-55 Sep 27, 2012

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    Frank

    I met frank in 1996. He was discharged after a three year hospitalization at the state hospital for beating his mother of the head with an iron frying pan. She was not injured, I do not know how she was not but she visited him every single week at the state hospital which was...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Oct 23, 2011

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    Kindred Spirits

    I have been social worker for over 30 years.  I have worked with just about every group who have the need for a social worker. Today I completed a post master's certification course in clinical supervision. I would love to get my docterate but i have to get my kids through...
    sue1 sue1 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2008

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    Social Worker Soon To Be

    I spent most of my adult life being a parent to my 4 wonderful children. When my children got to the age they did not need me, I deiced it was time to focus on a career. I was have a dry spell in my marriage and was seeing a MSW for counseling. It was then I found my passion...
    chelle2013 chelle2013 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Just About To Hit The Road-a-runnin'

    Hey everyone, my name is Mick, and I am old - 47 - and just really for the first time taking on the prospect of both having a real, bonafide career, and also that career being one that makes a difference and contribute to people. I am getting my MSW at the end of a long, soon to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Winona

    She was the first client I layed eyes on at the agency I still work for. I was interviewing at the group home she lived in at the time. She answered the door. She commented many many years later a out how pretty the dress was that I had in that day. I was struck by the length...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Nov 2, 2011

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    I am less than one month away from obtaining my

    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I have known I wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. For the past few months, I have been madly applying for jobs. I have had a few interviews but I have been turned down for all of them. Most recently, the agency went with someone with a...
    aliciae78 aliciae78 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Working With Youth

    Hi Everyone!! :-) I am only new to the field of social work, I finished my bachelor of social work three years ago.... For my first two and a bit years as a new graduate I worked for the government in crisis intervention. For the past few months I have been working in a NGO...
    pisces24 pisces24 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Working In Crisis Intervention

    I am a social worker. That is my profession, not my job title. My current job is a supervisor of a crisis intervention program for at-risk adolescents. It is sometimes a very frustrating job. The underlying conditions that lead the adolescents to be locked out by their parents...
    sllyons00 sllyons00 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Donald

    Donald was a Handsome blond haired blue eyed athlete at a prestigious local high school. When he was a senior he has a psychotic break. In a matter of months his life was turned upside down by mental illness. He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He was placed in a...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Debbie

    "not guilty by reason of insanity". That is what Debbie needs to live with for the rest of her life. She attacked her land lord then a policeman. She thought the landlord had a key to her apartment and was coming in and tainting her food. She spent 5 years in a state hospital...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Almost 30 Years and Still Glad About It

    I have an MSW and have been a social worker, mostly in health care and pediatric health settings.  I encourage anyone who wants to try to make a difference to consider this profession.
    msbmsw msbmsw 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Youth Are My Passion.

    Hi everyone!    I just recently finished my diploma in Social Work and just got my fancy title as an RSW. I was also accepted into a bachelors program through the University of Victoria! I am so excited! I have been working in the field since I started school and...
    sng84 sng84 26-30, F 8 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Why I Chose Social Work

    Life became very sticky for me when my daughter had a stroke at age three. While having to deal with many organisations they were not really providing me with the personal support i needed to assist my daughter in her recovery and they didn't really have an idea of where i...
    perl263106 perl263106 31-35, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Rosa

    For about two years working with youth in foster care, I had not cried over a child leaving my facility. In most cases, the children usually moved on to happier home situations with grandparents, foster families, or parents that managed to put their lives back together. Usually...
    SchroederandLucy85 SchroederandLucy85 26-30 Jul 25, 2012

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    I Am a Social Worker and Student

    I work as a Case Manager with African American and other minority foster children. I have had this job for approximately a year. This is the first job I have had in this field. I have to say that Social Work is not what I thought it would be it seems to be a lot of facing...
    vgraves vgraves 26-30, F Jul 17, 2008

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    Kikoup Kikoup 18-21, M Jun 26

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    There is always stereotypical social workers, tries to be kind but is patronizing to the extreme, bitchy and think they own my life. And I was 'blessed' with exactly that about 7...
    kat248 kat248 13-15, F Nov 19

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    I've always craved learning ways to help people and have been passionate about poverty in our flawed society.
    Blue252 Blue252 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    In general, I like to keep busy. Even rushed off my feet is better than having nothing to do at all. I suppose it provides the kind of stress to one’s lifestyle that is in its...
    morea morea 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    L’obstacle ultime à la communication, c’est la conscience de soixA0;. Le sens de cette conscience de soi, de cette réserve, est lié:65 xA0...
    dorvaltjl dorvaltjl 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    With my job I am social. With my dysfunctional disagreeable family I am pretty social. But when I get off work, or when I wake up on my day off, I just want someone to spend the...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 13 Responses Nov 22

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    Si l’histoire littéraire a donc volontiers majoré la part des femmes dans la fabrique des romans, elle a peu à peu minoré la participation des...
    llloveu llloveu 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I go out daily just to come back at the end of the day to Google. I cannot tell how many self-help articles I've read. What I can tell is that I can never get it right. I cannot...
    HigherLife HigherLife 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I wish I had a social life! I had a great social life when I was in college, but then I moved away and so did my friends. I have since lost touch with them and moved back to my...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F Nov 22

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    How can someone whose brilliant socially be stupid? & this is coming from someone pretty good at school subjects (non-practical & music, which is all I do). Let's say I score an 8...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 24

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    I told my mum about my social anxiety. I'm not going to school, school is a place full of judgemental *** holes and so is this stupid house ._. I hate home more than I hate school...
    0Worthless0 0Worthless0 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Dare to be various and liven up your online identities. Retain tight connections with those you want to and hold in your mind that engineering is barely a Instrument. Social...
    Joseph7146azz3 Joseph7146azz3 31-35, M Nov 26

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    Comme le souligne Alban Bensa dans un autre recueil, xA0;traiter les faits sociaux comme des actions permet d’affirmer leur historicité et de ramener l&rsquo...
    llloveu llloveu 22-25, F a week ago

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    I was like a winter. Some people said I am cold. Cruel. Bad. But when they start to touch the snow. They feel the warmth. The comfort. The joy of shower. I am not really good in...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I start to get tunnel vision. My ears start burning. My face gets really hot. The world seems to drop away and I feel like my whole body is floating. Couldn't even walk properly. I...
    bedroomthief bedroomthief 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    It takes so much energy to be social. I get so nervous even when I have to pick a place to sit in a crowded area. I can only last for so long before I want to be by myself.
    Wsmith3 Wsmith3 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    and its not limited to being in person. My texts can be awkward too, because sometimes I don't know what the heck I should say to people. Should I "lol," or should I say something...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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