Our movie columnist Addison Cooper takes a look at the new 2014 adaptation of Annie. more »
Thoughts from publisher Linda May Grobman for the Fall 2014 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. more »
You land your ideal social work job and are thrilled. Then, when you begin work, you realize that your boss is severely burned out, and the staff is under heightened stress from negative leadership, which is causing poor worker-client relationships more »
Networking isn’t about being in a secret club, and it’s not just for business professionals. It is for all professionals. Social workers are great at building relationships and trust with their clients. Networking really isn’t that different. more »
By the first week of August 2014, more than 2,100 people in the west African countries had contracted the Ebola virus. More than 1,100 of these people had died.People were told there was no cure, but ZMapp was given to two Americans. more »
There is nothing that frustrates me more than when a good social worker can’t pass the licensure exam. I am a firm believer that every good social worker can earn his or her professional license, once he or she has the appropriate tools. more »
Technology in systems is only as good as the planning behind it. An example of needing a systems plan integrating technology is the current crisis in Veterans’ mental health and health care. more »
Why not make the cinema part of your professional development? With a clinical eye, movies can provide an excellent and easy way to connect with clients, to provide them with understandable analogies, and possibly even provide exercises to use at more »
Book review of Pleading Insanity by Andrew James Archer. more »
Social work students are shown in a slide show wearing t-shirts representing their social work student clubs and the social work profession. more »
Book review of Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, by John Hamel. more »
Book review of Practical Supervision by Penny Henderson, Jim Holloway, and Anthea Millar. more »
Book review of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves by Laura Erickson-Schroth, Editor. more »
Rutgers University Social Work Student Cierra Kaler-Jones Competes for Miss America, Advocates for Arts Education
Bubbly, energetic, driven. These words describe Cierra Kaler-Jones, a bachelor of social work (BSW) student who not only is competing for the Miss America title, but aims to someday become the U.S. Secretary of Education. more »
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The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman accepts the PA NASW 2014 Social Worker of the Year award. She speaks about "The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Social Work." more »
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