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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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6 billion) of the Department of Justice's funding is for works that assist victims of crime, domestic abuse, gangs, and other social service programs.
Robinson said he and many other county officials from across the state are seeking to make the case for keeping social service programs as intact as possible under difficult conditions by pointing to the benefits they provide and the pitfalls of taking them for granted.
Considerable effort is spent exploring the realities that social service programs are political by nature and that the sponsor or user of evaluations is often a politician.
This is how effective social service programs work: intimately, aggressively, with feeling.
Harris underscored the importance of CSR programs especially in the wake of government and social service programs having trouble keeping up with growing community needs.
This seemed to appeal to reporters looking for a new angle on stories about social service programs.
A Colorado bill barring "faith-based" job discrimination in state-funded social service programs has apparently been derailed after protests from conservative religious groups.
The program is the first to follow the recommendations of the October 2005 Mayor's Social Service Task Force Report for siting residential social service programs, according to Michael P.
Many banks and corporations, as well as government officials, reneged on their promises to fund and build top-notch stores, make more home and business loans and provide massive funding for job and social service programs in ghettos such as Watts.
However, as this interesting and informative book reveal, scientific evidence can be used to inform social policy decisions and, in this way, make social service programs more effective.
Bush's proposal to fund church-run social service programs, opponents say Pedreira's story illustrates the perils of the plan.
Summer of Color is the culmination of the efforts of nearly 6,000 children in schools, hospitals, and social service programs - and 2,500 adult volunteers - who have participated in the initiative's program activities, which included the painting of the panels for the walls and roof tops of the towers.

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