|Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being|
|] '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|
It resulted too in community-wide efforts to identify and coordinate the resources and activities of private philanthropies and the establishment of centralized 'clearinghouses' or registration bureaus that collected information about the individuals and families receiving assistance.
|"Fostering Democratic Citizenship: Jane Addams"||The COS emphasis on a scientific approach led to the use of investigation, registration, and supervision of applicants for charity|
|Long condemned by conservatives for launching the social work industry, [Jane] Addams acquired academic critics who agreed for different reasons|