social work

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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.
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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.
See also: work
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Details: For more information about what the City of Bridgeport is doing to help welfare recipients move to work, contact Cathy Hunter at the Bridgeport Department of Social Services at 203/576-8475.
* Catawba County Department of Social Services; Newton, N.C.

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