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Social Work Government Resources: Home

This guide connects people to federal government resources in an effort to enhance their social functioning and overall well-being.

Global Definition of the Social Work Profession

“Social Work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work.  Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.”

-- International Federation of Social Workers

Social Work as a Profession

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Social Work Profession

I Am Indian Health Services (IHS)


State Social Service Agencies

Social Workers work to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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Find Benefits Available to You on - Your Path to Government Benefits

Humans of Housing & Urban Development

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I Am Health and Human Services (HHS)


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