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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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Social planning is implemented for the purpose of addressing a social problem caused by the mismatch between the social program components and the changed requirements.
The advances that women have made in Canada over the last 50 years are principally due to the creation of a fabric of social programs that shifted some of the burden of caregiving, which women have always performed (and still do), from the shoulders of individual women to the shoulders of the state.
Crane outlines several tests that social programs must pass in order to be considered successful.
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.
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.
This review of the ineffectiveness of most social programs harkens back to Murray's Losing Ground, except that now the cognitive limitations of individuals rather than perverse incentives created by the programs lead to their failure.
Social program spending has not increased relative to GDP over the last 16 years.
The cost of the program is $40 a day for the social program, or $70 for the medical program.
He said he will revise laws to allow religious organizations "to provide services in every federal, state and local social program.

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