Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Issue of The New Social Worker - Video Table of Contents

Publisher/editor Linda Grobman gives a video summary of the contents of the Spring 2017 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. Read more

Linda's Agenda

We explore the nature of respect in social work advocacy. Social workers demonstrate respect to individual clients by honoring their right to self-determination. Advocacy often involves persuason and trying to change beliefs and behaviors of others. Read more


A young recruiter contacted me and asked if I was interested in the social work position she had available. Before I knew it, we were living in Alaska. Those first months were surreal. Read more


If you have spent the last five years working with children, this doesn’t mean you can’t successfully switch your area of practice to aging adults or program administration. You need to successfully articulate your skills that will transfer. Read more

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Story Stones

Photo by Kristina Sargent.

Children learn through experience. It didn't take me long to realize that the social work principle of “meeting clients where they are” would require further training and some visits to yard sales and toy stores. Read more


Is there a natural marriage to be had between remote communities and e-therapy? If therapy can be provided early enough, perhaps a mental health crisis can be avoided. Read more

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As a palliative social worker, I have the opportunity to address gaps in care and provide the education so many people need when they are living with a terminal disease. Little did I know, however, the enormity of the challenge I was undertaking. Read more


Social workers must become better allies and culturally competent regarding the needs and voices of marginalized groups, because we are ethically bound to fulfill this task. Read more


Case for Here Seeks Volunteer Expert Witnesses for Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

Case For Here provides free expert witness services to immigrants at risk of deportation and provides courts with testimony regarding the potential impact of deportation on clients and their families. Contact social worker Mike Langlois to volunteer. Read more

Social Work News

Review of the movie, Lion. Lion is a powerful film. It’s engaging and gripping. It will draw some tears. It’s also remarkably healthy from an adoption perspective. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of The Genogram Casebook: A Clinical Companion to Genograms: Assessment and Intervention. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Adoption at the Movies: A Year of Adoption-Friendly Movie Nights to Get Your Family Talking. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. Read more

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