or case work

[ keys-wurk ]
/ ˈkeɪsˌwɜrk /


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 casework

1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk) /


social work based on close study of the personal histories and circumstances of individuals and families

Derived Formscaseworker, noun
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