Linda May Grobman, Publisher/Editor
It’s 2016! Welcome to the new year.
I told you last time about Danna Bodenheimer’s new book, Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way. This ground-breaking book is quickly becoming popular among students and new grads as a way to bridge the gap between school and the “real world.”
Now, Dr. Bodenheimer is also sharing a new bit of wisdom every week in her blog on THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s website! You can follow her blog at http://www.socialworker.com/realworldclinicalsw.
One of Danna’s suggestions for self-care for social workers is to hang out with other social workers. I did just that over the New Year’s holiday. Other social workers just “get” you sometimes. When I was with my social worker friends, we didn’t talk about social work (much!), but there is a definite vibe that is different.
This is part of what I strive to achieve with THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER and its website—a feeling of friends/colleagues sharing with and supporting each other. It happens at conferences and other social work events, too. Believe it or not, Social Work Month is almost “just around the corner.” In March, we will feature our Social Work Month Project. I hope you will consider sharing your knowledge, thoughts, and feelings about social work with your social work friends and colleagues through this project. Please see page 36, and send me your entries by January 31.
Many don’t know exactly what mindfulness is or exactly how to use it. I am very happy to feature an article in this issue by Deborah Lisansky Beck (page 9) outlining 10 specific ways to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life and work to quiet and slow down the hectic pace we often keep.
This issue includes several articles relating to child protection work. In addition, we feature articles on job search, adolescent prescription drug use, networking for racial equity, social work apps, working on interdisciplinary teams, youth suicide, behavioral health in primary care settings, and more. We have plenty of book reviews and, as usual, Addison Cooper’s movie commentary.
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Until next time—happy reading!
Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW, Publisher Editor