Linda May Grobman

Linda May Grobman

Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW, is the founder, publisher, and editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine, as well as editor of the Days in the Lives of Social Workers book series. She has direct social work practice experience in mental health, medical, and organizational settings. Linda served as a staff member of two state chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) before becoming a social work publisher. She has special interests in social work ethics and social work career development. Linda holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Therapy) degree and a Master of Social Work degree, both from the University of Georgia. Linda plays the flute and completed training in therapeutic bedside music with the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP). She was named the 2014 Pennsylvania NASW Social Worker of the Year and is an NASW Social Work Pioneer®.

#GivingTuesdayMilitary Campaign

Social work student Jessica Manfre and other military spouses are organizing the #GivingTuesdayMilitary campaign. Their goal is to reach 1 million acts of kindness on December 3, 2019. Read more

Social Work News

The New Social Worker magazine is seeking submissions for the Social Work Month Project 2020. Submit essays and photos in selected categories by January 29, 2020. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

October 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and October 10 is World Mental Health Day. The focus of WMHD for 2019 is suicide prevention. These resources are a starting point for social workers who want to increase your knowledge in this area. Read more


The New Social Worker's Top 3 Articles - First Half of 2019!

Thank you to The New Social Worker's readers for being with us in the first half of 2019! I love bringing great social work articles to life in the magazine and on our website. Here are our top 3 new articles for the first half of 2019. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Book review of Older, Wiser, Shorter by Jane Seskin, reviewed by Linda May Grobman. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

It's THAT time of year again. March is Social Work Month, and The New Social Worker invites you to spend it with us. And I want to THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2019) to see what we have in store. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Karen Fernbaugh Roy sustained a spinal cord injury during an armed robbery while in college. She later became a social worker and now holds the title of Ms. Wheelchair America. Read more

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Good-Bye & Hello: The New Social Worker's Top Social Work Articles for 2018, Editor's Picks, and More

Good-bye 2018, hello 2019. The New Social Worker looks at top 2018 articles from the magazine and the website. We review 2018 activities and look forward to 2019. We say good-bye and hello. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Submit your entry for The New Social Worker's Social Work Month Project 2019! Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. The New Social Worker and the American Association of Suicidology collaborate to present a series of articles on suicide prevention and treatment during National Suicide Prevention Month. Read more


With the release of Season 2 of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, 75 leading mental health, education, suicide prevention, and healthcare experts collaborated on a comprehensive resource, the 13 Reasons Why Toolkit, published by SAVE. Read more

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Are you ready to celebrate? Yes, March is Social Work Month, and The New Social Worker invites you to celebrate with us. And I want to THANK you for all you do. Follow us all month (March 2018) to see what we have in store. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

The New Social Worker magazine presents its top six articles of 2017, plus Editor's Picks, and what will be new in 2018. Read more

Linda's Agenda

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

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


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


The documentary film Step follows Blessin, Cori, Tayla, and their teammates on the Lethal Ladies step team. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

As part of "Self-Care Summer," The New Social Worker Book Club's Summer 2017 book club selection is The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. Read more

Book Club

Summer 2017 issue of The New Social Worker - Video Table of Contents

Linda May Grobman, publisher/editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, presents the Summer 2017 table of contents in this video. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Spending face-to-face time with colleagues at conferences is invigorating. Technology can enrich the experience. Social workers relate their favorite ways to use tech at conferences. Read more

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Days in the Lives of Social Workers, 5th edition, allows you to take a close-up look at real-life days of 62 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face. Read more

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