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REFLECTION PAPER Shontelle Crawford Reflection Paper MTE/518CA Facilitator Erin Dudley – Krizek February 26, 2018
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REFLECTION PAPER Introduction Some years ago, I applied for a position with the County of Kern as an Eligibility Worker, in the hopes of becoming a social worker; however, in this sixty – day training class, I expected to learn the ins and outs of assisting those families in need. Subsequently, I received a rude awaking by realizing that this course taught us trainees about preparing monthly budgets, interviewing prospective clients for public assistance, and understanding the policies and procedures that apply to county, federal and state regulations. Subsequently, in this paper I will reflect on the aspects of the training, and discuss the model that the trainer taught from, and if the training experience met my needs. What did I hope to learn from the training? Well, I thought that I was going to learn more about how to interview and relate to families that needed assistance, but what I and others in training received was an overview of how to prepare proposed monthly budgets for aid to families with needy children. I also thought that I would gain insight about children in the system, and how I can help those children in need. I felt that as trainees we would be prepared for
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