"It's Your Choice To Hate" by Jasmine Nelson is 3rd place winner in The New Social Worker's 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest, student category. more

Social Work Month Project 2018

Racism, religious bigotry, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination are pervasive at national and international levels. Rather than being paralyzed, I have decided to take the credo, “Think globally, act locally," to heart, head, and hand. more

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

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Book review of Strategies for Deconstructing Racism in the Health and Human Services more

Reviews & Commentary

What do we do when we are blue about the events of the day? Dr. Jules Gilliam performs her original song (with music by Robert Hitz) that says when a tragedy happens in the world, you can just send love to it. more

Creative Work

Vicarious resilience is a form of self-care. In contrast to vicarious trauma, vicarious resilience refers to the positive impact of hearing how others cope with trauma and difficulties. Seek out stories of resilience to inspire self-care. more

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The final installment of the Achieving Racial Equity Through Social Work series focuses on taking action. more

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The New Social Worker Top 5 Articles for 2016, and More!

Catch up on The New Social Worker magazine's top articles and awards from 2016, and let's look ahead to the new year. more

Linda's Agenda

Deep Denial documents through history and personal accounts the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called “white.” Social worker Sandy Bernabei interviews author David Billings. more

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Internalized racial oppression is a multigenerational process of accepting social messaging about one’s standing in society and one’s comparative value. more

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Book review of Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race more

Reviews & Commentary

Clinically, our work comes down to the provision of an emotional acre of land for each client. For clients of color, this requires a more generous invitation into the room. It requires an intentional invitation honoring the complexity of our world. more

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Previously, we explored the Undoing Racism® principle of analyzing power (see Now, we examine our roles as gatekeepers and our responsibility to identify and analyze manifestations of racism. more

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How can I work to change a system that is defective by design? How can people of color take control of, and protect, their bodies in a system that seeks to strip them of their agency? These are ambitious, and at times seemingly impossible, tasks. more

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Poetry about shouting out in opposition to racism, sexism, poverty shaming. Written by social work student Danielle Mund of Champlain College. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

We need space to process terror and hate. Sometimes we don’t know what to do. What happens when the helpers don’t know how to help? For students, and ourselves, the concept of cultural humility may not seem new, but it is oh so powerful. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

In this article, we focus on networking as crucial to finding and developing partners who can join together and mobilize for change in regard to achieving racial equity. more

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Book review of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. more

Reviews & Commentary

As you learn to see subtle, usually unintentional,manifestations of racial inequity in your organization, the next steps you can take to create change become clearer. more

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The second principle identified by the People's Institute is Learning from History. Race history in America is filled with pain and confusion. It is impossible to understand this history without appreciating the powerful role of historical trauma. more

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