THANK YOU to professional social workers everywhere for the good work you do! We are celebrating the social work profession throughout this month, March 2015. I am very excited about THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's Social Work Month series this year. more »
Human sex trafficking is an important issue for social workers. This poem is written from a young girl's point of view, by DeAnn Newhouse, Shippensburg University social work student. more »
As social workers, we must find a way to provide services to the 117 million plus people who are living with chronic illnesses and recognize that they each have individualized and unique needs. more »
A photo of a dahlia by social worker Allison Fine. "Flowers are a reminder of the beauty that exists in this world." more »
An acronym for "Social Worker" by ECU social work student Kayla Marek. more »
John Riolo presents a slide show/video on social work, technology, and ethics. more »
Tina Atherall talks about merging personal and professional interests to pave the path for change through social work. more »
March is both National Social Work Month and National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation's Council of Nephrology Social Workers (NKF-CNSW) is recognizing outstanding professionals who are advancing the field of nephrology social work. more »
Seven characteristics every social worker needs to have are flexibility, creativity, passion, empathy, trustworthiness, competence, and a sense of humor. more »
A poem on surviving, by social work student Peta-Gaye Walker. more »
As We Celebrate Social Work Month, Recognize NASW, Social Work Profession Must Still Work Hard To Overcome Societal Challenges
NASW president Darrell Wheeler's Social Work Month message urges social workers not to "rest on past laurels – there is so much yet to do, and we cannot afford to lose precious gains already made." more »
Harm reduction is a strengths-based and client-centered helping strategy utilized in both prevention and practice models. Although its roots are in addictions treatment and public health, the principles can be used in other social work settings. more »
Amy Sugeno, LCSW, sings her original song about adoption, "A Thousand Times." more »
A story of loss, change, growing older, and difficult family conversations more »
As a child, I did not plan to or dream of becoming a social worker; rather, as I have traveled along my life’s path, I have felt increasingly that social work is my calling. more »
Artwork entitled "Never Lose Hope," by social work student Laura Daugherty of Warner University. Social work is more than lending a helping hand, but can provide a sense of hope, which is rooted deep down in our hearts. more »
North Carolina State University social work student Sierra Stanford interviews her grandmother and two aunts about their lives. more »
Being “prudent” means being careful about one’s own interest, exercising good judgment, and being careful about one’s behavior. Licensed social workers take care of themselves and their clients by conducting their work prudently. more »
A poem on hope through the empathy, understanding, and empowerment of social work, by Alexandria Lewis. more »
The reason I am so delighted to be a social worker is pride in our commitments, our extraordinary history, and all of the remarkable leaders, from our beginning through the years, who have never given up keeping the hope of our profession alive. more »
March 17, 2015, is World Social Work Day. more »
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If you missed our live radio show on choosing an MSW program, you can listen to it here. This program took place Feb. 23, 2015, on BlogTalkRadio. The panel was led by CSWE president/CEO Dr. Darla Spence Coffey. more »
The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda Grobman will join CSWE President Darla Coffey and others to discuss choosing an MSW program. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST. more »
We are seeking submissions from social work practitioners, educators, and students for Social Work Month 2015. Please consider submitting your work for The New Social Worker magazine's online Social Work Month Series and Talent Show. more »
Thanks for a great article on harm reduction. I will be sharing it will my supervision group.
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Absolutely Beautiful, Amy.
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