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.



The IL Department of Children and Family Services, with Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, held the 6th annual "Kids in Care, and Those Who Care Art Exhibit" at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, IL, April 23-27, 2018. Watch the video. more


Social Work Superheroes

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Social workers are often called upon to “use our powers.” People may say we're super heroes. I’ll confess: these powers are honed social work skills, and we can all develop them. To the untrained eye, they look miraculous. more

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NASW vice president Mit Joyner calls on all social workers to lead the change our nation seeks. Collectively, she writes, all social workers will bend forcefully and without apology the arc of justice toward equality for all. more

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Rich Kenney recalls a conversation about MLK Day among four teenagers in a van. It's the kind of conversation you might hear any day of the year if you're a social worker. more

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Had this social worker not been licensed, what accountability would this practitioner have had to the profession or to the client? If not for a regulatory board, who would advocate that unethical practitioners must be held accountable? more

Social Work Month Project 2018

Social workers bring an ethical perspective that is magnified and enhanced through licensure, and licensure in turn strengthens the core values of the profession through public protection. more

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Mediating conflict, promoting health and wellness, facilitating social media workshops, drafting letters to parents, and leading meditation groups are just several ways in which school-based social workers are utilized at Harlem Children's Zone. more

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Social worker Shaumane Paulk writes about the social work core value of dignity and worth of the person. more

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Darla Spence Coffey, president and CEO of CSWE, encourages social workers to practice self-care and organizations to place more emphasis on providing a healthy working environment. more

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Nicole George is a social worker running for District 21 Metro Council in Louisville, Kentucky. This is her message for Social Work Month 2018 about what social workers do. 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!

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