A Love Letter to Social Work

Susan Mankita, LCSW, writes a love letter to social work, a career rich in meaning, and filled with challenges and possibilities.



Some of us have a complicated relationship with Valentine’s Day. You’ll hear cynics say it is just an excuse to sell flowers. If you’re going through a rough time and know what it’s like to get your heart broken, this one is for you. more

Creative Work

Submit your entry for The New Social Worker's Social Work Month Project 2017! more

Social Work Month Project

An Ode to Social Work - a poem by social work student Shehani Perera, University of Cape Town. more

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Life, Interrupted - a poem. more

Creative Work

This art piece was inspired by the information from a 2016 summer graduate school class at California State University East Bay. The class was Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse, and it presented the harm reduction approach. more

Creative Work

The Social Workers radio talk show featured Erlene Grise-Owens and Mindy Eaves on September 19, 2016, in an interview about The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more


Small mental shifts, in individual social workers and in organizations, make self-care possible in our work. more

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Social workers save lives every day, and it does not mean that you are not a superhero simply because you need to recharge. more

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Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

Social workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more


Self-care - loving on yourself like no one else is the best GIFT you can give yourself. more

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Send Us Your Creative Work!

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The New Social Worker seeks creative works from social workers and social work students. Contact the editor to submit your artwork, poetry, music, and other creative works. Thank you!

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