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work

 [werk]
activity directed toward accomplishing something.
social work the activity of a social worker; work designed to promote the welfare of an individual or group.
social work/counseling in the omaha system, the planning by a social worker or counselor to promote the welfare of individuals or families.

social work

Provision of social services (in fields such as child welfare, criminal justice, hospital-based medicine, or mental health) and the promotion of social welfare by a professionally trained person. Social work often involves advocacy and aid for individuals who are poor, elderly, homeless, unemployed, or discriminated against in society because of gender, race, or other biases.
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Minority government has always been an opportunity for the voices advocating new and innovative social programs to be heard and to be persuasive.
Vehement fed bashers contrast the 37-percent cut in federal cost-sharing of provincial social programs (line 3) with the 6-percent cut in all other program spending (line 13).
Robin Broadway and Frank Flatters use the five principles of public finance to assess the long-term future of social programs in Canada.
Transitional employment programs (and social programs in general) require the use of society's resources, including labor, capital, materials, and land.
Moynihan had already, with "One-Third of a Nation"--a report on the growing number of young people who couldn't pass the armed forces induction test--written one sensational document based on what he knew about the problems of the ghettos, and it had failed to loose an avalanche of social programs.
Over time, the state plans to integrate social programs across multiple agencies.
Al Sager: NBK's Ramadan social program includes hosting Iftar banquets, visits to NBK's Children Hospital, houses of elders & orphans, in addition to a multititude of social activities.
Before I read this book, I thought that Murray and Herrnstein would do for policies aimed at reducing inequality what Murray did for poverty policy in Losing Ground, by documenting the failure of many social programs designed to boost the skills of the less able.
They've also looted tax dollars earmarked for vital transportation projects to cover up their failure and to preserve their own self-indulgent priorities from ineffective social programs to rewarding favorable special interests.
Already a huge success with its units filling quickly, The Bristal has a distinct "residential feel" while offering its senior residents a broad range of activities, social programs, and personal care assistance.
Despite the World Bank pitching in $400 million to prop up social programs in Argentina, the IMF package involves more painful government spending cuts, which continue to evoke social unrest.
The partnership will provide Arkansas Community Care members with the information and opportunity to enroll in social programs designed to ease some of the financial burden associated with Medicare Part B.

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