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.

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.
Fundamentally, women need social programs. 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.
It is the one-on-one tutoring that makes the program successful, according to the report's editor, Jonathan Crane, director of the Chicago-based National Center for Research on Social Programs.
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.
Two basic questions arise when considering the desirability of a social program: (1) Is the program efficient?
The initiative will develop and maintain a comprehensive state database, available on the Internet, to assess changes in the design, administration, and funding of social programs. Policies in twelve states -- Alabama, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin -- will receive intensive study.
He added that the Early Care Pilots of the Cuan Ms social program in the country have already started, "children have to be our priority because they are the present and the future of the country," he said.
Summary: As part of fulfilling its ongoing corporate social responsibilities and on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has announced that it had mapped out an extensive social program to be launched during the Holy Month of Ramadan as part of the Bank's involvement in community affairs and its commitment to supporting noble and worthwhile causes in Kuwait.
In concept, this facility is not unlike that of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and it includes an affiliated hotel (Pyramide Hotel) (1) Marlene and I had the privilege to revisit the Euromed Clinic in March of this year to participate in a special scientific meeting on neuro-otology and a marvelous social program at Erlangen and historic Bamberg.
Social program spending has not increased relative to GDP over the last 16 years.
Although the media and the Washington political establishment have reservations about specific aspects of the president's plan, few essentially argue with this huge commitment of the nation's resources to one social program.

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