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I Want to Become a Social Worker

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 27, 2013

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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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    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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    sophomore in high school

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

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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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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    Related Experiences

    I want to become a social worker for children but I need to go back to school which I will do very soon. For now I'm a CNA. And very grateful
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Was a social worker for a long time. Saw many things that affected me in ways I never really thought of. I've watched people die. Seen somebody commit suicide. I've walked into...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I really expected to be at the top of my game, in a well paid job, and a participative parent, but that's not been the case. My first marriage imploded when my daughter was only...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    3) i'm scare of the dark, spiders, clowns, Lakes, spider webs, fog, bees, wasps, snakes, police, lawyers, judges, social workers, public speach, dying, losing my hair, disease...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I live in the syracuse area. I want to socialize and have been finding it hard because of my age. Any suggestion's would be appreciated. thnx.....
    fifteenyearslost fifteenyearslost 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I want to improve my character and start being a better person, being a better me. I want to learn lessons from experiences in my life and seek new heights. I want to improve my...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Hello, second depressive post from here on here. I'm currently in a dead end job which is undervalued and definitely underpaid. I always had this one plan in my life since I was...
    minicloud minicloud 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Feeling social, anyone up for a chat? :)
    neondragonfly neondragonfly 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Today is July 4th..another holiday spent alone. i spend all holidays alone. people have stopped inviting me over because i always make up an excuse to not go. i get so anxious and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    My social anxiety has gotten worse. I get horrible panic attacks and sometimes I become angry ( not entirely sure why angry but it happens...) I can't even go outside without...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F Jul 7

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    My story if I told most wouldn't believe half of it.Sometimes I don't believe half of it but it's all true.There are much worse off in this world filled with misery.So to tell my...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A message to all parents. Hi. I haven't been diagnosed, not yet but I'm pretty sure I've had it for nearly 4 years now. In the recent years though, my situation has significantly...
    mayhems mayhems 36-40 1 Response Jul 17

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    1. I love my hair. It’s totally awesome. 2. I use pomade sometimes. 3. I use a black comb. 4. I almost always carry a Swiss Army knife with me. 5. I always have tissues...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 20

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    1. I am 19 years old 2. My birthday is in may 3. I love on the central coast of California. 4. I prefer the book to the movie 5. French vanilla ice cream is my favorite for now...
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Just like anyone else on this Group, I am hoping to make friends that would lead to true friendship. The kind of connection that each would have trust to express more, and trust...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    Although I've always been an introvert, I did enjoy social events even if it meant putting on a mask to an extent and feigning interest in certain events. But over the last year or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    i want to be one of those people that practically live their lives outside. but every time i step out of the house, i get anxious and want to go back in. i care too much about what...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 16-17 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I have known this woman for 4 years now. She is someone who has been through a string of extreme emotional stresses. We seem to be able to talk to each other about anything and...
    impega47 impega47 46-50, M Jul 12

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    I'm Sam-Alison. I'm seventeen-years-old. I turn eighteen the first of November. I'm from Maryland. I like to write. I hope to become a published author in the future. I plan to...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F Jul 19

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    The Illuminati is a group of massive successful entrepreneurs, musicians, actors, politicians and other high-ranking social place holders make up the Illuminati. We are taking over...
    katehanord katehanord 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    I really need more of a social life. Growing up and a social life will only benefit me in the long run! What I'm looking for: Mature people who can carry and handle a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I really need more of a social life. Growing up and a social life will only benefit me in the long run! What I'm looking for: Mature people who can carry and handle a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I really need more of a social life. Growing up and a social life will only benefit me in the long run! What I'm looking for: Mature people who can carry and handle a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I really need more of a social life. Growing up and a social life will only benefit me in the long run! What I'm looking for: Mature people who can carry and handle a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    1. I'm incredibly short. (4'10) 2. I'm so pale that I could be Queen of England. 3. I'm learning to speak German fluently. 4. I love books. 5. I love to write. 6. I have a...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have become obsessed with some video games. And no not the usual kinds like World of War Craft, shooting type games or candy crush saga, or other games like Minecraft. Not those...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    1. I played soccer for almost 7 years 2. I'm gonna be a freshman in high school next year 3. I met Little Mix 4. I met Bethany Mota 5. I'm going to a One Direction concert...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I am a very hard worker I am 14 and have been working my entire life. First off I'm not one of those boys that work so they can look cool in big boots 😡.No I am a real worker...
    civiclover101 civiclover101 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    So I'm going to share 100 mostly useless facts about myself. 1. I am a night owl. 2. I am a morning person. 3. It's afternoons that I don't do so well with. 4. It is not possible...
    RaTEARSin RaTEARSin 22-25, F Jun 30

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    It has been said that we are social animals. I think that's true. Even introverts like me value connections, we just value fewer and deeper connections than what the social media...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    So earlier today I was volunteering at this place (I don't want to be real specific) and there was this guy there also helping out. He was nice and kept making little jokes and...
    ZeroDigits ZeroDigits 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9