Summer 2014 Publisher Thoughts
by Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW
I hope you are having a great summer so far! In this column, I want to take a moment to recognize THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s Editorial Advisory Board. We welcome two new members to the board, Brad Forenza and Mozart Guerrier. Brad and Mozart are relatively new social workers who will bring a fresh new perspective to the group. Vivian Bergel, Joseph Davenport, Judith Davenport, and Sam Hickman are long-time members of the board. I appreciate the input, dedication, and support of all of our Editorial Advisory Board members!
This issue could be called the “tips” issue! I love articles that provide real ideas for readers to help them with a concern. In this issue, we have tips for students new to field placement, tips for writing a great résumé, and tips for new/young social work supervisors.
In addition, we look at how one school of social work is teaching cultural competence, a social worker’s reflections on war, and a poetry therapy group for hostility reduction in a correctional facility. Other articles focus on what happens when a non-social worker becomes a social worker and realizes she has been an “impersonator,” how strong foster kids are, and a new model for screening and treating people with substance disorders.
I want to call your attention to a new section of our website! In April, we launched the nonprofit management and nonprofit ethics pages. On these pages, you can read the FULL text of several nonprofit management books, including a brand new book on nonprofit ethics. These books and pages are not specifically for social workers, but for all nonprofit managers. Please take a look, and share these resources with colleagues. The ethics pages are at http://www.socialworker.com/nonprofit/ethics, and the management pages are at http://www.socialworker.com/nonprofit/management.
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Until next time—enjoy the rest of the summer, and happy reading!