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Would you rather work with...(revised)

at-risk minors,

minors who are bullied at school,

abused kids

or minors with divorced parents/broken home??

If you HAD to pick, thanks!

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lizzybee44

Asked by lizzybee44 at 5:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • bullied or divorce kids...
    mkdirector2011

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • bullied
    Ronnies_Girl

    Answer by Ronnies_Girl at 5:53 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Bullied at School
    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 5:55 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • I had rather work with minors from a broken home because I could relate to that. Minors always feel like they are to blame for the problems that broke up their home. They need a consistant friend or mentor to talk to. They need to know their life matters. They need encouragement to work hard to find their dream. That it IS possible tobe happy again. The main thing is not to let that minor fall into the wrong hands and waste their life.
    jtfromGeorgia01

    Answer by jtfromGeorgia01 at 6:09 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • I guess at-risk kids because of the severity.
    1northwestmom

    Answer by 1northwestmom at 6:13 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • that's a good point jtfromgeorgia
    see, i don't come from divorced parents but i want to be a social worker. i am familiar with abuse tho..
    i wonder if i could still be a good social worker if i don't have that background. what do you think?
    i think it's possible but that the kids rather have someone who understand a little more
    lizzybee44

    Comment by lizzybee44 (original poster) at 6:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • My sister came from a stable home and has worked the gamut. Troubled kids, people with drug and alcohol abuse issues, deinstitutionalized mental patients, mentally deficient adults in group homes, brain injured adults (trained them for new work). Social work is a very draining, fairly thankless, and poor paying profession if you do it right and care about your people. She loves her work and her people. She's good at it and even though she's been offered managerial positons choses to work hands on. As far as education, she started in special ed, found she hated teaching, and graduated as an english major. She learned as she went.
    oddfox

    Answer by oddfox at 11:05 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Kids of divorce.
    1smartcookie

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 2:31 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I would have a tough time working with any in those categories ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 7:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

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