Personal Statements: The Application to the BASW Program includes required Pers

Personal Statements: The Application to the BASW Program includes required Personal Statements that must be written by each applicant. Prior to completing your online application, please prepare one detailed statement covering the questions below. Do not omit any questions. Your personal statement should be a minimum of two (2) pages, not more than three (3) pages, typed, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Please use the number and its associated topic area (in bold and underline) as headings when completing your personal statement. Social Work Knowledge: Discuss your motivation for choosing the social work profession and how it connects to your current and long term goals.
Respect for Diversity: Identify the experiences you have had which make you feel that you can work effectively with people from diverse populations (religious, racial, ethnic, disability, socio-economic, gender, and sexual orientation differences). Also describe any difficulties you might have when working as a social worker with any of the diverse populations. Be specific.
* Limits of confidentiality for personal statments: Mandated reporters are persons who, in the course of their work, may be privy to information that they are required to report to the appropriate enforcement agency. Social workers in the state of Maryland are mandated reporters, and must report any disclosure of suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse. Salisbury University social work faculty and staff are required to report any suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect, whether or not the suspected incident was previously reported. Therefore, any disclosure (written or verbal) by students or prospective students of suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect will be immediately reported to the appropriate authorities.
Requirements: 2 pages