Social work in its various forms addresses the multiple, complex transactions between people and their environments. Its mission is to enable all people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives, and prevent dysfunction. Professional social work is focused on problem solving and change. As such, social workers are change agents in society and in the lives of the individuals, families and communities they serve. Social work is an interrelated system of values, theory and practice.
Mugumbate, J. & Maushe, F. (2014). Social Work Fundamentals. In A. Nyanguru & C. Nyoni (Eds.), Promoting social work for Zimbabwe's development (pp. 60-77). Zimbabwe: Bindura University Press.