Casework meaning

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The definition of casework is social work where the social worker works directly with individuals and families.

When a social worker is out in the field helping and interacting with families and children, this is an example of casework.

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Social work in which the worker investigates a case of personal or family difficulty and gives advice and guidance.
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Social work devoted to the needs of individual clients or cases.
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The work required to deal with cases in any profession where a "case" has a specific definition (eg. legal, social work, planning, etc.).

Most of her time is spent on casework, rather than research.

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