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Social Work and Human Services

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  • Social work focuses on individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social work is a broad profession that intersects with several disciplines. Social functioning is the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work intersects with other social science fields including sociology, psychology, political science, law, and economics.

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