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Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal. Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and technologies to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; providing counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in relevant legislative processes (NASW).

Social Work

Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal.

Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and technologies to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; providing counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in relevant legislative processes (NASW).

The Department of Social Work is located in the Multipurpose Center (MPC) between TVA and the University Housing Office.

Phone: 675-4968
Fax: 675-3981
Email: socialwork@byuh.edu

Department of Social Work
BYUH #1923
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie HI 96762
*Inquiries regarding the department or the webpage can be addressed to the email above.