Susan Mankita, LCSW, writes a love letter to social work, a career rich in meaning, and filled with challenges and possibilities.more
I’ve always been proud to be a social worker - it’s a profession that embodies the very core of who I am and who I want to be. And with all of the difficult things going on worldwide, I find myself becoming more and more proud of my profession. more
What I have loved most about the positions I have held in clinics and agencies is being able to be present. The ability to be present is to be completely in the moment and to listen, really listen with your whole being; from your head to your toes. more
During coffee walkabouts, I hear concerns and worries, I get to know about people's lives, I get asked for advice, and I get to share a few laughs. It is amazing how people will open up when they don't sense you have to immediately be somewhere. more
More resources need to be allocated to promote policy practice and integrate macro and micro levels in social work programs. more
Why be a social worker? A poem by Monique Smith, MSW student at the University of Texas at Arlington. more
Active listening and being fully present with others cannot be underestimated. Every person has a story and every person wants to be heard. more
While she was certainly a challenge, and not at all what I envisioned, Ms. B taught me that I should strive to enter any new client situation with perseverance, patience, compassion, empathy, and maybe a few emergency butter packets. more
“Unifying Latin American Families” presents a group of arms tattooed with different kinds of Latin American traditions’ images, surrounded by signs indicating uncertainty. This art piece was inspired by uncertainty in the U.S. political climate. more
I didn't know what I wanted to major in. Then, one day I realized my passion for social justice. more
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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!