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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.

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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The victim-focused subtopics under the index heading "women" may be interpreted as the social work profession mirroring and perpetuating a patriarchal culture.
In addition, the establishment of a supervision structure in Shenzhen and Shanghai has also helped increase public awareness of the profession, which may affect a rise in the status of the social work profession.
Consequently, perhaps a wise strategy would be for NASW to concentrate its resources on the child welfare field to support such research--in light of the prominence of child welfare in the social work profession.
Measures in the package include the sponsorship of 200 university places from September, so that the brightest and highest achieving graduates from any discipline can sign up to conversion courses to become part of the social work profession.
This article will offer a response to Scott's challenge, arguing that the development of child protection practice is a fundamental issue for the social work profession.
At the turn of the twentieth century, the social work profession emerged in Western Europe and North America (hereafter the North) and in the interwar period was transplanted to colonized countries (hereafter the South) inside and outside the Arab world.
I recognise the social work profession is under pressure and recruitment issues may not always have been given the attention they deserve in the past.
There is some controversy over the timing of this shift in the social work profession generally.
This leads quite naturally to a discussion of the social work profession across the world including necessary education and professional credentialing requirements in major areas of the world, and international social work organizations, their membership, and functions.
As Pardeck makes clear, the goal of ADA - ending discrimination against people with disabilities in all facets of American life - is aligned with the philosophies and traditions of the social work profession.
While this finding may be confounded by the fact that our methodology relied on analysing archival data concerning student supervisors from a single school of social work and we have not ascertained the extent of Flinders graduates as supervisors of students from other schools, it nevertheless raises questions about perceptions of gender roles within the social work profession.
20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new article is now available with rankings for 20 of the best cities in the United States to study and find jobs in the social work profession.

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