Working Definition: Context, Essence (What it is), Function (What it
work is the science-profession of social well being functioning.
Social work has a distinct “person-in-environment” domain
of practice and defining purpose that is directed to social
well being, individual and communal.
central focus of social work is on societal relationships that advance
distributive justice and well being for all.
and evidence-based knowledge and methods of enabling
others that are derived from the sciences (including social
work), humanities and human experience inform the function
of social work.