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Poetry: When the Sky Is Falling

When the Sky Is Falling, a poem of resilience and hope, by social worker Jane Seskin.

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Happy Social Work Month! What a month it has been! We have trained for this. Whatever role you have in this pandemic, I want you to know, you make a difference! Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Helping a person to heal old wounds that may have once been far too deep to touch is like dancing an imperfectly choreographed dance, one with an inspirationally dynamic leader, and where oftentimes, the “expert” becomes the follower. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

The 2020 Social Work Month theme, Social Workers: Generations Strong, reminds me of the Hebrew phrase, L’dor Va’dor. The English translation means from generation to generation. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Gilda Cobb-Hunter was the first African American woman elected to the South Carolina State House of Representatives. She is the longest-serving African American and female, and she's a social worker. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Challenging, interesting, demanding, and satisfying all describe the role of conservator/trustee. There is no question, the education and experience of a professional social worker is a match to assume a conservatorship. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

The 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, praised for the abolishment of slavery, leaves a gaping hole open for enslaving people punished for a crime. Social work must be at the forefront of the ongoing struggle for freedom. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Although I am a passionate advocate for all vulnerable populations, my heart is called to serve our United States veterans. Part of this can be attributed to my connections to the military. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

It's not your mother's (or your grandmother's) social work. It is uniquely the social work profession of the current and future generation of social workers who are willing to stretch professional boundaries and find new ways of meeting needs. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to learn from social workers, direct care workers, and most importantly, older adults about what loss of voice and agency looks like. And they tell me. I listen and amplify their voice. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Real self care is not necessarily Instagrammable. No one wants to see pictures of me getting regular blood work to monitor a chronic illness, but that is some of the best self-care I can do. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

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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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