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Public Services are services provided by local or federal government in a particular area. Services that are associated with fundamental human rights, such as the right to access clean water. Services should be available to all, regardless of income, physical ability and/or mental acuity. Every person in the world has value

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Social Work is an academic and professional discipline that seeks to facilitate needed assistance and support of communities, individuals and societies. It may promote social change, development, cohesion, and empowerment. Underpinned by theories of social sciences and guided by principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility, and respect for diversities, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing. A practicing professional with a degree in social work is called a social worker. Examples of fields a social worker may be employed in are Child Protection, Mental Health, Poverty relief, Elderly Care and Disabilities, to name a few.

Social Services are a range of public services provided by governmental or private organizations. These public services aim to create more effective organizations, build stronger communities, and promote equality and opportunity. Social services include the benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, job training and subsidized housing, adoption, community management, policy research, and lobbying.

Humanitarian is marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare. Someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms. An advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans. Humanism

Welfare
is something that aids or promotes well-being. A satisfied state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

Emergency Preparedness

Service Innovation is the concept of Service Innovation was first discussed in Miles (1993) and has been developed in the past 2 decades. It is used to refer to many things. These include but not limited to:
1: Innovation in services, in service products – new or improved service products (commodities or public services). Often this is contrasted with “technological innovation”, though service products can have technological elements. This sense of service innovation is closely related to Service design and "new service development".
2: Innovation in service processes – new or improved ways of designing and producing services. This may include innovation in service delivery systems, though often this will be regarded instead as a service product innovation. Innovation of this sort may
be technological, technique- or expertise-based, or a matter of work organization (e.g. restructuring work between professionals and paraprofessionals).
3: Innovation in service firms, organizations, and industries – organizational innovations, as well as service product and process innovations, and the management of innovation processes, within service organizations.

Service Design is a form of conceptual design that involves the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between the service provider and its customers. Service design may function as a way to inform changes to an existing service or create a new service entirely. The purpose of service design methodologies is to establish best practices for designing services according to both the needs of customers and the competencies and capabilities of service providers. If a successful method of service design is employed, the service will be user-friendly and relevant to the customers, while being sustainable and competitive for the service provider. For this purpose, service design uses methods and tools derived from different disciplines, ranging from ethnography to information and management science. Service design concepts and ideas are typically portrayed visually, using different representation techniques according to the culture, skill and level of understanding of the stakeholders involved in the service processes.

Request for Proposal (RFP) is a solicitation, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals. It is submitted early in the procurement cycle, either at the preliminary study, or procurement stage. The RFP presents preliminary requirements for the commodity or service, and may dictate to varying degrees the exact structure and format of the supplier's response. Effective RFPs typically reflect the strategy and short/long-term business objectives, providing detailed insight upon which suppliers will be able to offer a matching perspective.

Service (economics)

Community Service is a not-for-pay activity that is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions. Performing community service is not the same as volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis. It may be performed for a variety of reasons.

Public Servant - Civil Service can refer to either a branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed (hired) on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations; or the body of employees in any government agency apart from the military, which is a separate extension of any national government. A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the "civil service" varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, for instance, only Crown (national government) employees are referred to as civil servants whereas county or city employees are not

Highest Paid US Public Employees by State

Countries with High Social ProgressPublic Sector is the part of the economy concerned with providing various governmental services. The composition of the public sector varies by country, but in most countries the public sector includes such services as the military, police,
infrastructure (public roads, bridges, tunnels, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, etc.), public transit, public education, along with health care and those working for the government itself, such as elected officials. The public sector might provide services that a non-payer cannot be excluded from (such as street lighting), services which benefit all of society rather than just the individual who uses the service. Responsibility

Social Progress is when societies improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.  Innovation

Social Progress Index measures the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens. Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Well-being, and Opportunity. Social Progress Imperative

Social Enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being.

Benefit Corporation maintains positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals. Benefit corporations differ from traditional C corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation. B-Corp

Corporate Responsibility - Worker Cooperatives (employee owned businesses)

Corporate Social Responsibility is when a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms.

Care - Best Practice

Public Benefit or Public Good is the consumption of one individual who does not actually or potentially reduce the amount available to be consumed by another individual. It is a good that is both non-excludable and non-rivalrous in that individuals cannot be effectively excluded from use and where use by one individual does not reduce availability to others. Public goods include fresh air, knowledge, national security, common language(s), flood control systems, lighthouses, and street lighting. Public goods that are available everywhere are sometimes referred to as global public goods. There is an important conceptual difference between the sense of 'a' public good, or public 'goods' in economics, and the more generalized idea of 'the public good' (or common good, or public interest),"‘the’ public good is a shorthand signal for shared benefit at a societal level [this] (philosophical/political) sense should not be reduced to the established specific (economic) sense of ‘a’ public good.

Social Capital - Human Capital - Social Learning

Social Responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. A trade-off may exist between economic development, in the material sense, and the welfare of the society and environment, though this has been challenged by many reports over the past decade. Social responsibility means sustaining the equilibrium between the two. It pertains not only to business organizations but also to everyone whose any action impacts the environment. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding engaging in socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals.

Distributive Justice concerns the nature of a socially just Allocation of Goods in a society. A society in which incidental inequalities in outcome do not arise would be considered a society guided by the principles of distributive justice. The concept includes the available quantities of goods, the process by which goods are to be distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of the society. Redistribution of Wealth

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance are central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact.

Organic Organization can react quickly and easily to changes in the environment, thus it is said to be the most adaptive form of organization. A Public Service instead of being rapists and murderers.

Self Management
Workforce Development - Jobs

Nonprofit Organization is an organization with the purpose of which is something other than making a profit. A nonprofit organization is often dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a particular point of view. In economic
terms, a nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's shareholders (or equivalents) as profit or dividends. This is known as the non-distribution constraint. The decision to adopt a nonprofit legal structure is one that will often have taxation implications, particularly where the nonprofit seeks income tax exemption, charitable status and so on. (NPO)

Solidarity Economy is an economy based on efforts that seek to increase the quality of life of a region or community through
not-for-profit endeavors. It mainly consists of activities organized to address and transform exploitation under capitalist economics and the corporation executive, large shareholder-dominated economy, and can include diverse phenomena. For some, it refers to a set of strategies and a struggle aimed at the abolition of capitalism and the social relations that it supports and encourages; for others, it names strategies for "humanizing" the capitalist economy—seeking to supplement capitalist globalization with community-based "social safety nets".

Community Organization covers a series of activities at the community level aimed at bringing about desired improvement in the social well being of individuals, groups and neighborhoods. A process by which a community identifies needs and takes action, and in doing so... develops co-operative attitudes and practices.

Community-Based Program Design is a social program design method that enables social service providers, organizers, designers and evaluators to serve specific communities in their own environment. This program design approach depends on the participatory approach of community development often associated with community-based social work, and is often employed by community organizations. From this approach, program designers assess the needs and resources existing within a community, and, involving community stakeholders in the process, attempt to create a sustainable and equitable solution to
address the community's needs.

Ambidextrous Organization refers to an organization’s ability to be efficient in its management of today’s business and also adaptable for coping with tomorrow’s changing demand. Just as being ambidextrous means being able to use both the left and right hand equally, organizational ambidexterity requires the organizations to use both exploration and exploitation techniques to be successful.

Community Engagement refers to the process by which community benefit organizations and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community. While community organizing involves the process of building a grassroots movement involving communities, community engagement primarily deals with the practice of moving communities toward change, usually from a stalled or similarly suspended position.

Community Management common-pool resource management is the management of a common resource or issue by a community through the collective action of volunteers and stakeholders. The resource managed can be either material or informational. Examples include the management of common grazing and water rights; fisheries and open-source software. In the case of physical resources, community management strategies are frequently employed to avoid the tragedy of the commons and to encourage sustainability

Social Economy studies the relationship between economy and social behavior. It analyzes how consumer behavior is influenced by social morals, ethics and other humanitarian philosophies. The social economy examines activity that is related to
economics amongst the community and exposes the information to the community, this includes the social enterprise and
voluntary sectors.

Non-Profit Technology is the deliberative use of technology by nonprofit organizations to maximize potential in numerous areas, primarily in supporting the organization mission and meeting reporting requirements to funders and regulators.

Non-Governmental Organization is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations. They are usually funded by donations but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGO's are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for political, religious, or other interests.

Mutual Organization a company or business) based on the principle of mutuality. Unlike a true cooperative, members usually do not contribute to the capital of the company by direct investment, but derive their right to profits and votes through
their customer relationship. A mutual organization or society is often simply referred to as a mutual.

Voluntary Sector or community sector (also non-profit sector or "not-for-profit" sector) is the duty of social activity undertaken by organizations that are not-for-profit and non-governmental. This sector is also called the third sector, in contrast to the public sector and the private sector. Civic sector or social sector are other terms for the sector, emphasizing its relationship to civil society.

Civil Society is the "aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens."
Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business. By other authors, "civil society" is used in the sense of 1) the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens or 2) individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of the government.

Social Progress Imperative A country having vast economic wealth does not necessarily guarantee a greater quality of life for its citizens.

Health Care

Emergency Services

Communication Center for Monitoring Services, Traffic and Emergency Response.

"You need a good plan, more then just randomly putting a few Band-Aids here and there." 

Network Operations Center network management center", is one or more locations from which network monitoring and control, or network management, is exercised over a computer, telecommunication or satellite network.

First Aid
Teamwork
Public Labor
Public Safety

Oaths of Service
Maintenance

Service Club is a voluntary non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations. A service club is defined firstly by its service mission and secondly its membership benefits, such as social occasions, networking, and personal growth opportunities that encourage involvement.

You have to know the difference between Servitude and providing Services and Jobs that actually Make a Difference.


Social Services Problems


Social Services are great, and most of the people who work for Social Services are fantastic, but sadly there are too many Social Workers who don't fully understand the process of helping people. Social workers are paid to help people, but sadly some Social Workers spend too much time harassing and abusing people. This has caused many lawsuits against Social Services. If social services spent there time helping people, instead of attacking poor people, this would save every state in America millions of dollars in lawsuits and Lost Productivity. This problem comes from the lack of training, the lack of education, and the lack of improvements. There is a breakdown of communication between the people seeking help and the people who are responsible for providing help. People in need do not always know how to accurately explain their situation, and social workers do not know the right questions to ask in order to avoid the misunderstandings that always results in delaying peoples needs, or people not being helped properly. There has been improvements with the questioning process, and in the roll of questioning process as a whole, but we are not making improvements quick enough, and that is because we do not have enough trained and educated people who can make improvements in a timely manner. But if we made the process more open and more transparent, then the combined intelligence of people can help solve these problems.  We need to incentivize people and pool our resources and group our buying power, and at the same time, help local farmers and also help people learn how to grow healthy food at home or in Community Gardens.

Learning Specialists   
Food Security

Not in Education, Positive Employment or Training
In the United States, 14.4 percent of young people age 15-29 are NEET's , according to the OECD. The high number of NEETs also represents a major economic cost, estimated at between USD 360 billion and USD 605 billion, equivalent to between 0.9% and 1.5% of OECD GDP. Positive Education, Positive Employment and Positive Training are needed to guarantee that our actions are progressively working on solving our problems.

Hilary Cottam: Social Services are Broken. How we can fix them (video and interactive text)
Stress

Circle Relational Welfare can outperformed existing services at a fraction of the cost. 
Child Development

Calculating Damages in Negligence Lawsuits against Departments of Human Services
Social Worker Malpractice

Lawsuits against Social Workers has increased steadily (PDF) 
Malpractice Claims against Social Workers

Social workers are obligated to avoid any knowingly dishonest, fraudulent, or deceptive activities
(falsify documentation)

County loses $4.9 million lawsuit challenge over lying Social Workers
Social Work: Ethical Misconduct

Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities and Code of Ethics
Social Worker 
National Association of Social Workers
Social Work Licensure and Certification Requirements
Public Services
Service Oaths

How Private Companies Steal From The Welfare State (youtube)

"It's sad to know that we have ignorant and malicious people working in social services, which is another reason why we need to improve education and training. People who are paid to help others should do so, they should not be allowed to make things worse for people and cause more problems, because they're just wasting more time, people, resources and money, which is criminal."

Malicious: Feeling a need to see others suffer. The quality of threatening evil. Scumbag.




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