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Unformatted text preview: 11/24/10 S141 Introduction to 11/24/10 S141 Introduction to 11 On Social Work Social Work is: The major profession that implements planned change activities prescribed by social welfare institutions through intervention with individuals, families, and groups or at community, organizational, and societal levels to enhance or restore social functioning. (Ambrosino et al., 2005, p. 515) Therefore, a social worker is an individual, member of the social work profession who practices with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and several groups to enhance social functioning. 11/24/10 S141 Introduction to • What makes a person a Social Worker? – Unfortunately, “social work” and “social worker” are terms that are often misrepresented, tossed around, and misused. A common wrong assumption is that a social worker is a person who engages in volunteer work, works in the child and family welfare field (those who investigate/substantiate child abuse and neglect), works in a social service...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, International Federation of Social Workers