Susan Mankita, LCSW, writes a love letter to social work, a career rich in meaning, and filled with challenges and possibilities.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
A chance meeting prompted me to be thankful for all the blessings in my life. I am excited about my future career, and I am honored to be a social worker. more
“Oh, my,” the social worker trembled. “I am but one little social worker.” “I am not mighty...I am but a mere mortal with no cape, no super powers nor mysterious capabilities.” “Alone, I am weak.” more
I was informed that Ms. Ellen was actively passing away and that her family was unable to make it to be at her bedside. As I sat with Ms. Ellen, I held her hand, letting her know she was not alone. more
Retired social worker Phyllis Babrove reflects on the rewards of the profession. more
You Mean Pizza Isn’t a Food Group? The Role of Social Work in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
My policy class partnered with Love Your School, addressing the effects of obesity and the ability of children to learn and be successful in school through improved access to healthy food, increased physical activity, and nutrition education. more
Send Us Your Creative Work!
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!