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Thank you to everyone who voted for The New Social Worker and SaraKay Smullens' article on burnout and self-care in the 2013 NASW Media Awards. We are honored to be the winner for Best Magazine/Magazine Article. Congratulations to ALL the winners!
Welcome, social work students and professionals! Read articles from the Spring 2013 edition of The New Social Worker magazine, now in its 20th year! While you're here--we have job listings, a lively discussion forum, and more for you and your social work career!
Web Special Article: In Response to Oklahoma Tornado 5/20/13
Web Special Article: Moore, Oklahoma, and Volunteer Opportunities in Times of Disaster May 21, 2013 I will likely head down to Oklahoma City (if not some other tornado site) in a week or so. Recovery will take a long time and folks there will be needing help and shelter long after the TV news anchors are back in New York. Remember, Joplin was hit just two years ago this week, and while the debris is gone, entire empty blocks remain. (And last night I actually dreamt about the shelter and the people there. It wasn’t a bad dream; I had CHOSEN to be there.)... Read More >>
THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Wins 2013 NASW Media Award for Magazine/Magazine Article THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine is pleased and honored to be among the winners of the National Association of Social Workers 2013 NASW Media Awards, announced in early April. The magazine itself, as well as the article, “What I Wish I Had Known: Burnout and Self Care in Our Social Work Profession,” by SaraKay Smullens in the Fall 2012 issue, were nominees in the Magazine/Magazine Article category.... Read More >>
Ethics Alive! A Text in the Night Jace is a social work student interning at an agency that serves recent retirees. In an effort to reduce costs and maintain services, the agency cuts its use of landline telephones and asks workers and students to use their cell phones. Jace does not think it is appropriate for the agency to ask students to use their personal cell phones for work purposes.... Read More >>
What I Have Learned About Learning I am currently in my first year of a master’s program in social work that is tailored to working professionals. While reflecting on what I have gained from the program thus far, I came to one main conclusion: the importance of practical experience is paramount in this field. Sure I have gained knowledge about social work practice, about problems in people and in society and how they intersect. But I believe the most important lesson I have actually learned is more about the process o... Read More >>
Don't Overlook the Basics: Managing Many Groups at Once In the course of my day as clinical supervisor of an outpatient substance abuse treatment program, I have the opportunity to witness and facilitate group work among a varied population. As this program treats all ages with specialty tracks for seniors, as well as adolescents, my day can include running a recovery group for those 60 and older struggling with substance abuse, a therapy group for adult women in early recovery, as well as a group for adolescents with substance abuse issues at... Read More >>
5 Things Every New Social Worker Needs To Know About Money Regardless of the type of social work being practiced, or the setting it is practiced in, every problem and issue social work clients bring into a session has a financial component: homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, job and/or healthcare loss, mental illness, depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, student debt, and so on. Whether money is foundational to, or a consequence of, the presenting problem, the financial element inevitably exacerbates the presenting problem, making copi... Read More >>
Advertiser Index Spring 2013 Visit our advertisers for the Spring 2013 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. They are: American Professional Agency—http://www.americanprofessional.comChild Welfare Information Gateway—http://www.childwelfare.gov Licensure Exams Inc.—http://socialworkexam.com Luis Baudry-Simon—
NASW Assurance Services—http://www.naswassurance.org/pli/professionals Temple Univer... Read More >>