November 3, 2020, is election day. Voting and participating in electoral processes are vital ways to promote social justice and the other core values of the social work profession. Read more


Which model of practice am I using? How do I proceed with a particular client’s needs? These five tips will help social workers with making the connection between theoretical models and clinical practice. Read more

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Do you need a CV (curriculum vita) or a résumé? What is included on a CV, and is there a standard order for CV items? Get the scoop on CVs for social workers here. Read more


Preparation for social work practice must include emotional rigor. Be intentional about how you relate and respond to experiences - how you carry your backpack. Read more


Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many wonder what impact it has on children and families. Will child maltreatment increase, decrease, or remain the same? Child abuse reports seem to be falling, but what is really happening? Read more


We have long recognized the stress associated with social work practice. There is much we can do to help ourselves cope. Exercise and build your resilience muscle. Read more


As students and faculty return to the classroom (virtually or in person) this fall, let's reflect on and clear up misconceptions about the virtual classroom. Read more


The New Social Worker's book review of The Educator’s Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion: A Practical Resource for K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and School Support Staff Read more

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The New Social Worker's book review of Treating the Eating Disorder Self: A Comprehensive Model for the Social Work Therapist Read more

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The New Social Worker's book review of Family Therapy for Treating Trauma: An Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) Approach Read more

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The New Social Worker's review of Lost and Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood Read more

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