Socialworkisaprofessionforthosewithastrong desire tohelpimprovepeopleslives
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Socialworkisaprofessionforthosewithastrong desire tohelpimprovepeopleslives

Socialworkers assistpeople byhelpingthemcopewithissuesintheireverydaylives dealwiththeirrelationshipsandsolvepersonalandfamily problemsSomesocialworkershelpclientswhofacea disabilityoralifethreateningdiseaseorasocialproblem suchasinadequatehousingune

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Socialworkisaprofessionforthosewithastrong desire tohelpimprovepeopleslives.Socialworkers assistpeople byhelpingthemcopewithissuesintheireverydaylives, dealwiththeirrelationships,andsolvepersonalandfamily problems.Somesocialworkershelpclientswhofacea disabilityoralife-threateningdiseaseorasocialproblem, suchasinadequatehousing,unemployment,orsubstance abuse.Socialworkersalsoassistfamiliesthathaveserious domesticconflicts,sometimesinvolvingchildorspousal abuse.Somesocialworkersconductresearch,advocate forimprovedservices,engageinsystemsdesignorare

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