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.



Access Dr. Allan Barsky's article on the NASW Code of Ethics changes, Social Work Podcast episodes on this topic, and the full Code of Ethics online. more


A poem, Clients, by social worker Rich Kenney, Jr. more

Creative Work

Social worker Elizabeth Gamarra challenges us to rethink how we treat immigrants and refugees in her TEDxSaltLakeCity talk. more


Write a poem for a chance to win cash and publication on The New Social Worker website. Contest is a collaboration between The New Social Worker and Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. Enter by January 16, 2018 more

Social Work Month Project

The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. more

Creative Work 4 Comments

When mindfulness occurs, a connection happens to each moment, allows that moment to make a mark on your journey. For social workers to use mindfulness and be present with connection allows for self-care and self-awareness. more

Self-Care Summer

I have discovered that occupying a space of unbridled curiosity not only shakes off my work-day woes, but teaches me to be a better social worker. more

Self-Care Summer

Crossing the Line - a poem by social worker Rich H. Kenney, Jr., on recess, stigma, and finding common ground. more

Creative Work

Meditation, self-compassion breaks, and gratitude are ways to extend the same generosity to yourself that you extend as a helper to others. more

Self-Care Summer

As part of "Self-Care Summer," The New Social Worker Book Club's Summer 2017 book club selection is The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

Book Club

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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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