Kristin Battista-Frazee

Kristin Battista Frazee

Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, is an author, marketing professional, and social worker. She has spent her career building marketing programs for nonprofit organizations and online learning start-up companies and has a passion for social work and raising awareness about mental health issues. She writes The New Social Worker's "Your Social Work Brand" column. She is also the author of The Pornographer's Daughter (Skyhorse, 2014) and has written for NASW News, Social Work Today, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.  You can learn more about Kristin at or by following her on Twitter at @porndaughter.

There are a number of reasons for social workers to consider incorporating as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations must be committed to creating a public benefit in addition to generating a profit. Read more

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Gun violence plays a prominent role in social work practice. What can social workers do? Read more

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You have special skills that you can integrate in your personal brand. Your activities outside of work are a big part of who you are, and showing another side of yourself can create a more holistic and authentic personal brand. Read more

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As you recover from your holiday break, you may be thinking spring can’t come soon enough. If you’re in the home stretch of your social work degree program, catch spring fever early by prepping your brand for graduation. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

With a new year almost upon us, it is time to think about the future. It’s exciting (and stressful) to consider a career change, going to school, or relocating. Whatever your resolutions, is your brand ready to take you where you want to go in 2016? Read more

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From that first “hello” - not the song by Adele, but when you meet someone at a social work conference - it’s the opening that can take your career or services you provide to a new level. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

As you watch your colleagues and social work experts share resources and network online, you might emulate what they do in your personal branding. But what might work for them may not work for you. The approach will be different for everyone. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

As you engage on social media, you might finally feel like you’re taking control of your brand, until you receive a Facebook friend request from your client. The ethical dilemmas are immediate, and hopefully you’re prepared when and if this happens. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

Kristin Battista-Frazee answers Sean Erreger's question about what to do next, once he has built his social work brand. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

Authenticity is the bedrock of your personal brand and will help you better connect and build relationships with people. Just being you makes the personal branding process easier, too. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

Just because we are "social" workers, it doesn’t mean we all gain energy from endless outward interaction. What’s true in both personal branding and social work is the value of relationships. Social media can be instrumental in forging connections. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

Introducing a new online column on Your Social Work Brand (#YourSWBrand). This twice-monthly column by Kristin Battista-Frazee will explore how you can create your personal brand as a social worker for a positive impact on your career. Read more

Your Social Work Brand

In writing my memoir, my mother’s mental health story was just as important as the details of my father facing federal charges and the salacious details about the early days of the adult industry. Read more

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The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda Grobman reviews "The Pornographer's Daughter," a memoir by social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee. When she was a young girl in the 1970s, her father became a distributor of the film Deep Throat. Read more

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