Social Problems and Services
Evidently, social problems usually have detrimental effects on society in the present and future. Although these problems have an equal magnitude of negative consequences, they cannot all be solved at once or by the same person. Moreover, solving such crucial issues requires critical decision-making skills due to their impact on society. When it comes to professional judgment and decision-making in social work, the decisions are usually rigorous life-changing judgments, such as whether a child needs to be separated from a family, whether an individual with psychiatric problems requires to be detained, or whether an elderly individual needs to be placed in residential care (Taylor & Whittaker, 2018). With this in mind, two areas of social work that I would focus on in the future is mental health and child welfare.
Mental health in the United States and the world, in general, has evidently been deteriorating in recent years. The occurrence of suicides and issues such as depression and anxiety is more frequent than before. In research from the World Health Organization (2019), one of the primary causes of disability is depression, while suicide is the second-highest cause of death in young adults. In addition, individuals with severe mental illnesses die close to two decades sooner than they should. The emotional destruction caused by mental health issues in our generation is immeasurable.