Can computers do social work? This is as pertinent a question now as it was over a decade ago when it was first posed as the title of an article in a social work journal (Abels, 1972). The fantasy should not be taken too far into the realms of science fiction, to portray a vision of redundant social workers, and area offices full of TV screens. Rather it is a practical question — what can computers do to help in running social work agencies and providing services for customers?
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