What’s in Your Backpack? Mindful Self-Care and Emotional Rigor During the COVID-19 Crisis

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

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believed in democracy. Her ideals for justice do not end just because she is no longer leading the charge. Instead, we step up and lead a new charge that honors her work. Read more


A new study found that managerialism (a business-oriented model) in human service agencies profoundly affects service delivery and the well-being of workers. Read more

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Autumn is in the air! Each season has a unique role in human wellness. Autumn is a good time to slow down, let go, and take stock. Read more

Self Care

Introducing a new column for The New Social Worker linking social welfare policy and practice. Columnist Brad Forenza interviews Bill Waldman, former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Read more


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

Field Placement

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


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