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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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WHEREAS, social workers continue to work to improve the rights of women, African Americans and other ethnic minorities, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community; and
Publication of the new summary comes as the Government also launched plans for a "gold standard" for social workers supporting vulnerable families and children at risk of abuse or neglect.
I've lost count over the years of how many times I've heard social workers say lessons have been learned.
Dan qualified as a practice teacher in 2000 while working as a social worker.
The Department for Adult Social Services has 123 social workers, and according to the FoI response seven were on temporary contracts.
According to the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW), there are up to 50 social workers who may currently qualify to perform diagnoses.
Although Allen Rubin was paid as a consultant, there was a joint understanding that the results would be presented in an unbiased manner whether they presented social workers in a positive or a negative light.
From the point of view of the senior living community, offering CEU (continuing education unit) courses at the community gives social workers the opportunity to tour and learn about the community's programming and unique offerings.
The range of colleges and universities training social workers will be expanded and their training capabilities and scale should be greatly enhanced," the minister explained.
One chapter focuses on working with victims of trauma, drawing on the recent New Zealand earthquake to contextualise the difficulties experienced by social workers in such circumstances.
Some needs of Kurdish students go unmet as school social workers perform tasks unrelated to their jobs
It is understood most of these guardians are qualified social workers or psychiatric nurses but the position is not specifically regulated.

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