Students will view the following videos regarding what it is like to be a social worker and will write a 3-4 page
reaction paper. The following questions must be answered in the reaction paper:
After viewing the videos what is your personal insight into the workday of a social worker?
What do you think are the pros and cons of being a social worker?
What are thoughts about the social workers who do not care about their jobs or protecting their clients? How do
you prevent being that type of social worker?
Describe specific ways the social workers in the videos deal with various clients in their respective
How often do you think social workers, such as the ones in the videos rely on the social work code of ethics?
Based on the videos and what you have learned in class, what are some of the barriers that vulnerable and
special populations face?
Do you think continuing education is important for social workers? If so, why and how is it achieved?
As a social worker please explain how you will be committed to social and economic justice.
After viewing these videos, taking this class, and answering the above questions; do you still believe that social
work is the right profession for you? If so, please explain why. If not, please explain why not.
What have you learned from the videos and the materials that were presented in this class? How do you plan
to utilize the information that you have learned?
Which are the Grand Challenges of Social Work are you the most passionate about? Why?