According to the Australian Association of Social Workers, “The social work profession facilitates social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are embedded in social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge’s, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance well-being.
Social work, clearly is done for the sake of the society, for the sake of a better and stronger society, for the sake of people one by one! Frankly, a society loses its letters by losing social work.
It is known that social work has developed in the 19th century, but actually it has existed in the world since ever. It has existed with the existence of man. Each man had the will and the heart to help and develop, which is the huge title in social work.
Social work is all about human rights and social justice, it applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics. Depending on the clients, it leads to develop interventions to solve social and personal problems and finally get to a social change which is e philosophical idea that society moves forward by dialectical or evolutionary means.
Life without the help of social work, people experience many little big problems. In which they think are tiny ones that won’t affect them but are actually very dangerous if not treated. Those problems are like experiencing problems with family relationships and conflicts, struggling with the challenges of growing old, having drug and alcoholic problems, and experiencing practical problems with money or housing. Social work is the wellbeing net from claiming culture. Prepared and qualified social specialists intercede under private or crew an aggregation in place to secure people starting with damage to themselves alternately will others. In addition to pushing mankind’s improvement.
Social laborers point to enhance parenting and the development of children and young people who need help in line with Children’s Plan. They also arrange alternative care for children whose parents cannot care for them, and for people who can’t take care of their families any more.
Social work is now a well-known major in most universities, under the name of “Social Work & Community Development” it prepares students to aid families, children and people with social, interpersonal, financial and medical issues. They are taught to apply clients’ needs and set the programs or advice will help them live happy lives.
As we can see, social work is now a well-known study and a helpful work that sees nothing but the sake of individuals. But, on the other hand there are people who consider the work of social workers insufficient and that’s because of the different characters each one of them have. So, from the eyes of the oposers, most of the social workers would apply their own character when helping people. Believing in the fact that a worker wouldn’t be able to distinguish his own life and beliefs and the ones of the person he’s aiding.
But actually, those who consider this fact have not looked deeply into the studies and main values of a social worker. Psychologically, one would not trust a stranger with different opinions, and am with the oposers on this. He/she would never let the worker solve his problems or even share them.
But frankly and luckily, a social worker is employed according to these values. In addition to these personality test, a training of one to two months is required. Even after one is employed, follow up with the workers is an essential lasting job.
In a time where injustice still enrolls, incredible challenges show up every day, committed people with a will and courage are a must in our society! Spread the positive social changes, spread it into every individual alive!