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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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Rory Trull --General Secretary IFSW said that he is impressed with social workers who resist the occupation non-violently.
Cllr Ed Ruane, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: Getting the right social workers is absolutely crucial for Coventry as we continue our improvement journey and any quality, experienced workers returning will be very welcome.
He pointed out that Wadima Law obligates the authorities concerned, whether local or federal, to appoint specialised child protection social workers and grant them judicial powers after they take an oath to exercise their duties.
Social workers also are good at understanding human behavior, interpersonal relationships among workers, and the challenges of dealing with different personality types and stresses.
School social workers play a unique role in the education and development of children.
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.
The Department for Adult Social Services has 123 social workers, and according to the FoI response seven were on temporary contracts.
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.
Therefore to achieve the set goal, China has to nurture an average of 75,000 social workers annually from 2012-2015, and 190,000 annually during 2016-2020, which is far beyond the current capabilities of higher-learning institutes giving social work degrees.
Relevant, engaging and effective quotes from interviews are provided in each chapter in order to present the views and experiences of front-line social workers.

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