Social Work Profession

I do not mean to dismiss your feelings. I just want us to remember that our clients are really tired, too. more

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The walls are not just the walls of my house. They are the architecture of my life, and the brick and mortar and plaster and paint have all come on loan from those who lent me their suffering. more


We like to think there are no limits to what we can do as social workers. The truth is that hitting up against your limits as a helper is something one has to come to terms with to remain in the social work profession. more

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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

Social Work Month Project 2018

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

Social Work Month Project 2018 3 Comments

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

Social Work Month Project 2018

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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Think what the world would be like without social workers. If the profession ended this decade, would it matter? I contend that it would matter, and matter greatly. more

Social Work Month Project 2018

What motivates and inspires you? Lakeya Cherry, CEO of the Network for Social Work Management, looks to social work colleagues and the broader society for motivation. more

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U.S. Army social worker Mark Wesseler answers the question, "What's so great about social work?" more

Social Work Month Project 2018

"Second Chance" by Mackaulley Parada is the 1st place winner in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest, student category. more

Social Work Month Project 2018

Jonathan Singer, host of the Social Work Podcast, writes an email from a social work student to a professor on the subject of Social Work Month. Special bonus: hear an audio version of the letter, read by Jonathan Singer himself! more

Social Work Month Project 2018 2 Comments

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, NASW president, presents a list of "maybes" for social workers during Social Work Month. more

Social Work Month Project 2018 1 Comments

Are you ready to celebrate? Yes, March is Social Work Month, and The New Social Worker invites you to celebrate with us. And I want to THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2018) to see what we have in store. more

Social Work Month Project 2018

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

Creative Work

Social work licensing exam tutor Susan Mankita, LCSW, explains 2018 changes to the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) licensing exams. The changes are slight and make the exams more relevant. more

Education & Credentials 5 Comments

Social Work - a poem on love, hope, change, and the power to do good in the world. more

Creative Work

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

Social Work Month Project 2017

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

Social Work Month Project 2017

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

Social Work Month Project 2017 4 Comments


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