It has been a busy time at THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s office. Let me tell you about a couple of new projects.
As I mentioned in the last issue, I have been working with social work clinician and educator Danna Bodenheimer on development of her book, Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way. I am happy to announce that the book is now available! See page 39 for details.
I am also excited to introduce our new online column, Your Social Work Brand, by Kristin Battista-Frazee. This twice-monthly column will take a look at how “branding” can help you in your career. See page 44 for more information.
This is the largest issue EVER of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER! With 44 pages, there are a couple of themes in this issue, including social work in health care (specifically end-of-life), and self-care for social workers and students.
Barbara Trainin Blank’s feature article on animals in social work looks at exciting developments in animal-assisted therapy, veterinary social work, and social work with people and pets in crisis.
I asked Jonathan Singer and Sean Erreger to write about how language makes a difference in talking about suicide (and it really does in all areas of social work). Their article has already gotten a huge response online and was featured on NASW’s Social Work Blog. Read it on page 18.
Other highlights include homophobia in our schools, work with justice-involved individuals, being media savvy, lived experience in social work, and legislative field placements.
Valerie outlines items for your professional social worker toolkit. Mary, Sandra, and Lisa continue their column with the principles of developing leadership and maintaining accountability. Addison goes to the movies with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and we have seven book reviews.
So, be sure to block out extra time to read this issue!
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Until next time—happy reading!
Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW