Five years ago, I was fired. I loved my job. But being fired was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens reflects on getting fired, letting go, and allowing space for new meanings. Read more

Self Care

In Part 2 of his 2-part series on organizational reputation, Gary Grant discusses some of the considerations in taking steps to protect your organization's reputation on social media sites. Read more

Fundraising Tech

Negative self-talk can be transitioned into ability or growth-based self-talk. What might this look like? Dr. Veronica Hardy walks social work students and practitioners through steps to change negative self-talk into an opportunity for empowerment. Read more


Some sounds just make me happy. Boop. Pop. Swish. Listen. What sounds bring you comfort and connection? Read more

Self Care 2 Comments


Image by Jools Theriault from Pixabay

Gary Grant discusses the benefits of actively monitoring (and influencing) charity watchdog sites that are often relied upon by your donors, members, clients, and other stakeholders to check out your organization's reputation. Read more

Fundraising Tech

Digital textbooks, discussion boards, online proctored exams, and virtual class sessions. Does this sound familiar? Use these 8 tips to decrease the distance in your distance education. Read more

Education & Credentials

When I started in social work, I thought self-care only meant vacations, pedicures, and socializing. Then I got sick. I was forced into deep self-care of the mind, body, and spirit. Don't wait like I did. Read more

Self Care

Have you felt insecure in your role as a new social worker, or in a new social work role? Dr. Veronica Hardy discusses how to build your confidence in meetings and other situations within your new role. Read more


Social workers can play critical roles in promoting health literacy. The profession’s emphasis on empowerment and social justice, along with our systems approach, makes social workers ideally suited for this role. Read more


Attention to oral health care has implications for preventing chronic disease and disability, improving mental health, and reducing health care costs. Including a focus on oral health by social workers is consistent with social work's mission. Read more


We’re inherently worthy of self-care. Thank you for your service, values, commitment to the social work profession, and for taking care of YOU. Corinna shares her self-care story. Read more

Self Care

You may be familiar with traditional forms of payment, but what about digital payments for social work services? We explore the ethics of using various means of exchange for our services. Read more


Here’s what to ask and what not to ask. The social work job interview is your time to shine. Asking thoughtful questions will make you stand out from other applicants. Read more


Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs are on the rise. What is a DSW? DSWs are advanced practitioners who are scholar practitioners. Is this the path for you? Read more

Education & Credentials

Equality vs Equity

Photo credit: Interaction Institute for Social Change (interactioninstitute.org) | Artist: Angus Maguire (madewithangus.com)

The authors propose a broad definition of equity-minded social work practice, with five areas of action social workers can take. Doing equity-minded work needs to take place at multiple levels, meaning personal, interpersonal, and professional. Read more


In preparing a class discussion on racism, social work student Chameli Singh found that she first had to face herself and reflect on emotions about microaggressions and discrimination she has experienced. Read more


As social workers, we cannot be neutral. Consider how you benefit from, and even uphold, conscious and unconscious biases, as well as structural racism. This is life-long work. Read more


Stephen Cummings writes on technology, revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics, and the future. Read more


The New Social Worker is changing formats. Beginning in 2022, the magazine will be published exclusively in web format. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Over the last 18 months, demographic data related to licensing exam pass rates has been a topic of discussion and increased scrutiny. The ASWB Board of Directors is continually revisiting the question of demographic data release. Read more

Education & Credentials 4 Comments

Want to reach social workers & social work students?

Contact Linda Grobman about advertising and marketing opportunities.

Current Issue
in Print

Read our latest reviews!


Featured Jobs at