Grand Accomplishments in Social Work

What are the social work “grand challenges”? How can they be achieved? We begin to answer these questions by looking first to some of social work’s major accomplishments. Historical accomplishments can provide a sense of the scope and likely pathways for future grand challenges to follow. Social work has an impressive record of historical exemplars to draw upon. We begin with an overview of the origins of social work and social research in the United States.

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