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I Want to Become a Social Worker

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 People

    Being a social worker is my dream.

    I want to help kids have a better childhood then I did and not see them being hurt everyday. Changing someone's life is all I want to do in life!
    respect78 respect78 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2014

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    Struggle With Addiction

    ok so here is my story and this is also why i want to become a social worker to help others in my situation...i was a very rebelious child from the age of 12 i started playing up as some would put it... i started smoking cigarettes at 12 in that same year started experimenting...
    shadowAsh shadowAsh 22-25, F May 6, 2011

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    One Step At A Time

    Becoming a social worker is a lot more tedious than I thought it would be! I have about 2 years of school left--and then who knows what will come after that. Is there anyone here who has taken the licensing test? How is it? I just got my foot in the door at an agency working as...
    ahappyexistence ahappyexistence 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    A Favour

    hello,i want this job i want to benefit others, i'm a builder now and can't think how to even go about the start up of who to ring if i'm right for it ,i don't know if me reasons will intrest so i want bother but any help would be mega cheers
    malachy malachy 26-30 Jul 31, 2009

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    long period of ripening

    I graduated with a BA in Pschology in 1975. I didn't know what I wanted and although I believed I had the intelligence, idealism, and empathy to be a counselor, I also thought that I was much too screwed up and mentally ill myself to do anything about it. I ended up with...
    kuchman kuchman 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    This Is What I Want To Do. I Don'T Want To Forget That

    My parents are against my decision to be a social worker. We quarrelled endlessly about it. They are worried about me, i get that. But i want to live a life that is meaningful, a life that i can lend a helping hand to someone in need. I am now under a scholarship and have to...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Domestic Violence Advocate

    yes, it's true, i myself am a train wreck= but put me in frony of ANY OTHER SOUL in crisis and i can take them by the hand, walk them into, and thru crisis managment, and help them to begin their recovery ( whatever it may be). i unfortionatly have nothing but personal...
    missmeema missmeema 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Beginning Steps

    Well, I finally got accepted into grad school for my MSW. It only took.... 3 years to get to this point. x.x Now the really hard part - figuring out the financial side!
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Aspiring Social Worker

    I am currently applying to social work programs. I am terrified that I am not making the right decision. Every time I think about different career paths, my mind always comes back to social work. Will I be able to find a program that's right for me? Will I be able to pay back my...
    DayDreamingInTheSun DayDreamingInTheSun 22-25 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    Helping

    I have always wanted to be a social worker or youth worker. I am currently at uni studying criminology majoring in corrections and community services so I can work with Juveniles. I hope that one day I can make a difference in someone's life. I went through the toughest time...
    Bonden Bonden 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    EXPERIENCE

    In my opinion, people become social workers because of their experiences. Your experiences is what makes you, YOU! They will take you a long way, teach you new things, and help you learn from your mistakes.  From this, you will discover a new world of understanding. A...
    wanton wanton 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Anyone who posts to this thread,

    get the bachelors but please get the masters too and your opportunities will be greater. I have completed the masters and have seen the frustration on folks that stop and become underpaid family service workers.
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    I'm On My Way :)

    It's going to be another 5 years until I'm actually a qualified Social Worker. It seems like such a long time, but hey..I'm willing to work hard to get there I can't wait to take up the role of being supportive and helping others :) I've been doing that since I was 14, but I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Really Want to

    from some time it became a urgent idea that stir my mind.because of lack of time have no opportunity to take up this responsible task.I realize that it would totally reorganize my schedule but proning on it I conclude that there is more advantages.another problem is my lazyness...
    Maga Maga 18-21, F Oct 7, 2008

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    A Passion For Children

    It's taken me a long time to figure out what to do with my life. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something worth while. I've been in several fields of work just trying to figure things out. I've been to college three times and dropped out all three. I would begin again...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight 22-25, F Jan 16, 2013

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    sophomore in high school

    but I have always known what I wanted to be
    msgoldie326 msgoldie326 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    In School

    I'm currently in school to become a social worker. I am starting my last year and have a internship for the fall. I'm super excited about this and can't wait to start it! I'll be working for a domestic violence shelter helping out woman and children!
    SweetEmotion2105 SweetEmotion2105 26-30, F Jun 24, 2013

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    I want to make a completely new circle of friends locally. Who hang out all the time, know each other's limits and comfort zones to crack whichever jokes, party, go on adventures...
    Psychadelicious Psychadelicious 18-21, M 19 mins ago

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    I'm a 44 year old male virgin. Becaue of my upbringing, I was very introverted, shy and negative. I used to tear myself down and make myself depressed and hopeless. About 6...
    Tumblepeep Tumblepeep 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    1. I am 14 years old 2. I come from Croatia 3. I listen to Rock, Punk and Metal 4. I am not baptised 5. I am not religious 6. I am open minded 7. I try to not be judgemental, even...
    Yunocorn Yunocorn 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    We are all passengers on spaceship Earth and we share a long and fascinating history with the rest of the cosmos. It is a story that gives me a sense of awe and a deep feeling of...
    Dave5766 Dave5766 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Me and my best friend live in different cities. I kind of miss her a lot of times, and I haven't seen in a few months. But I also feel a bit angry at her because I know she and her...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I want to become a happier person that seems pleasant enough to be around, but it's really difficult when I want to break down crying and screaming almost every second of the day.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    Which one am I? When I'm at home I'm lazy as hell and I mean lazy.. I'm basically a hermit, I never go out with friends or do anything. I just sit and watch tv or play games...
    crocsarelife crocsarelife 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I am a Social Worker who currently is working with individuals with developmental disorders and have state waivers for services. I have been doing this for two years after working...
    CarpeDiemBrady CarpeDiemBrady 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I am a former teen runaway. A long story shortened. My stepmom was bi polar before we even knew the term existed. She was pregnant and married at 14. Because of this she had...
    LAstreets LAstreets 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My social anxiety is a huge problem in my life and is the reason I cry most nights thinking about my life. My social anxiety is rooted in a possible case of Aspergers. I say...
    NicoNicoNii NicoNicoNii 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I tried to be social for a friend's birthday, but the whole time I was there I hated it, and I could tell I wasnt wanted their. I feel as if all friends are lost. I guess that what...
    4u2dreamabout 4u2dreamabout 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always been the shy, quiet girl. I'm in high school and I sit and think about how I have no real friends and no social life a lot. My 'best friend' from elementary and middle...
    alonewithmusic alonewithmusic 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really do, but it's so hard. I even get into these weeks where I become extra antisocial (if that's even possible) I won't leave my room unless it's for 3 reasons. -restroom...
    MarcyMay MarcyMay 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    3 days ago I moved to Spain to start my bachelors degree. Ive been looking forward to this for so long, I could not wait to get out of my country and start a new and more exciting...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm attracted to my co worker. She has this beautiful smile that lightens the room.
    cookiemonster1977 cookiemonster1977 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    That wonderful feeling when you become socially responsible all the time and treat all of them as brothers and sisters 😊😊😊 Helped a young girl today when she was abused by...
    Ashiq700 Ashiq700 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    So, why doesn't our current democratic system work? In principle it seems like a sound option but in practice there is a lot to overlook. Primarily - and what most supporters of...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Involuntary commitment. Thanks. No more 'help'. When the pain becomes worst than death I will make sure to find a foolproof method. I will never trust a doctor, therapist, or...
    scoria scoria 22-25 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm perfectly fine talking in front of people. I have play theater whit audience over 400 people. I can talk to strangers and ask what time it is. But I can't go to parties or...
    Stanpines Stanpines 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE: When people act 'depressed' or think they have 'social anxiety' to fit in or do it for attention, when there are others out there who are actually diagnosed...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I know I should be a better person than I am. I have anger issues. I have trust issues. I get frustrated easily. I think I have become a loner because of this. I just don't have...
    TravelDreamer TravelDreamer 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    i spend few hours a day for social apps such as twitter, viber, skype and ep. it balances my life between work and social life. i keep tract of my friends via message but social...
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I think my conception of social justice is different from that of SJW's and leftoids. To me, social justice means people have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable members...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 21

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