or case work
- the work of investigation, advice, supervision, etc., by social workers or the like, in cases handled by them.
- Sociology. a close study of psychological and sociological factors in the history of an individual or family in unfavorable circumstances, with a view to improving personal and family conditions.
Origin of casework1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for case-work
But she may not understand and yet may rebel and carry her difficulty to the case-work agency.
All case-work agencies have had to grapple with the problem of families suffering this deprivation.
In Brooklyn the visiting housekeepers are not employed by the case-work agencies, but are student volunteers from Pratt Institute.
Eleven case-work agencies did employ foreign-born or foreign-speaking visitors.
These have been some of the fundamental difficulties in the relationship between the case-work agency and the immigrant family.
- social work based on close study of the personal histories and circumstances of individuals and families
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for case-work
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper