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Resilience and Recovery of Social Workers - A Study of Social Workers with Financial Distress Experiences
“Recovery” is the act of constantly moving forward in a positive direction, and during this process finding purpose, self-identity and self-worth. "Resilience” is the inherent ability to mature in the course of personal development. It also is a type of help in the recovery process. It assists individuals to heal after trauma and maintain mind, body, social and spiritual integrity. Only when individuals face difficulties and low tide times in life, can they inspire their own resilience and move towards positive recovery. However, how does this transform the job role of the helper through the recipient? By continuing this, more people will benefit,as well as giving more value and meaning to the work roles of social workers to assist people. This study is based on seven social workers who have experienced impoverishment, to explore the impact of resilience on their past indigent life experiences, and to understand whether these effects lead to their choice to become a social worker. From these interviewees’ interpretations of the past, help find the purpose and value they seek. The study found that these interviewed social workers experienced less negative impact from past poverty experiences, derived from their own superior resources, such as: family, government and foundation subsidies as well as personal qualities. In addition, for these once recipient respondents, becoming a social worker mainly stems from their own family environment and theexperience they have received. Firstly, as they have the same experience as the recipients, they have contact with the same helpers. Secondly, they chose to become a social worker due to similarities to own background. Finally, for these respondents, becoming social workers has aided the re-interpretation of their past experiences, which are no longer just a "restriction" for them. On the contrary, it is regarded as an important individual "life journey". This is also how "recovery" is expressed among these respondents. Through these personal experiences of these interviewees, it is hoped that current social work practitioners will reflect upon the meaning and value of their own roles, so as to provide a more appropriate working mode in this service and achieve bi-directional recovery spirit.
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