Fall 2017

Linda Grobman presents the Table of Contents of the Fall 2017 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER in video format. Read more

Linda's Agenda

The NASW Delegate Assembly approved a number of significant amendments to the NASW Code of Ethics, to take effect January 1, 2018. Read a summary of the changes. Read more

Ethics 9 Comments

How do you secure your field placement? Especially for social work students in online programs and others whose schools require them to find their own placements, these 10 tips will provide guidance. Read more

Field Placement 5 Comments

A crucial step in landing a social work job is lining up references. Who should you ask? Who should you avoid? What exactly are you asking them to do, and how do you present them? Read more

Careers 1 Comments

What does it mean to interrupt Islamophobia? And how does social work fit in? Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Mariya Taher focused all of her MSW research on female genital cutting. Within a few years, she was a sought-after expert on the subject. Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Do you want to be the social work student who completes the bare minimum requirements to get your degree? Or the student who stands out above the rest? Read more

Education & Credentials 1 Comments

What is in the new 64-page document known as the NASW, ASWB, CSWE, and CSWA Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice? And what are social workers saying about the standards? Read more


Resilience isn't about eliminating anxiety, fear, or uncertainty. Resilience allows us to face challenges with greater confidence and ability to bounce back. Self-concordant goals, physical well-being, and emotional well-being are included. Read more

Practice 3 Comments

Addison Cooper takes a look at three popular films through a social work lens - The Glass Castle, Leap!, and Cars 3. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Shame-Proof Parenting: Find Your Unique Parenting Voice, Feel Empowered, and Raise Whole, Healthy Children. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Fatherhood in America: Social Work Perspectives on a Changing Society. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Ken Nwadike, Jr., spoke at the PA NASW 2017 conference. Known as the "Free Hugs Guy," Nwadike is a peace activist who has gotten involved at events such as the Boston Marathon, protests, and rallies to spread love, peace, and hugs. Read more



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