Winter 2016

Publisher's Thoughts - Winter 2016

The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman shares thoughts about self care and the winter issue of the magazine. Read more

Linda's Agenda

The New Social Worker is seeking submissions from social work practitioners, educators, and students for Social Work Month 2016. Please consider submitting your work for The New Social Worker magazine’s online Social Work Month Project. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016

Mindfulness is a conscious effort to be with whatever is going on right now, without judging or criticizing what we find. In each moment, mindfulness invites us to be awake, aware, and accepting of ourselves. Read more

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Your client has dementia? There’s an app for that. Weigh the pros and cons for ethical app use in social work. Read more


I elaborated a plan and was prepared to work hard as a social work student, but also as an intern, to maximize my chances of being employed in a competitive market. As it turned out, the plan worked! Read more

Field Placement 3 Comments

A few months (or more) of unemployment can feel like an eternity. Here are some tips to help you stay strong. Read more


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. Read more

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What is the role of technology in school-based suicide prevention? Think of technology as a fork. You can eat salad with a fork, or you can stab someone in the leg. Much like a fork, technology can be part of the problem or part of the solution. Read more


People take prescription drugs for a wide range of reasons. Some take more of a drug than originally prescribed, desiring a more potent impact. Others take medicines, originally prescribed to family or friends, because their symptoms are untreated. Read more


Child protection is a myriad of different experiences. Sad, joyous, shocking, and scary are just a few descriptors. Read more

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The first time I had to report one of my families, I felt anything but fine. Read more


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

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Social Work Live: Theory and Practice in Social Work Using Videos. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of two books by James Forte, An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice, and Skills for Using Theory in Social Work. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Book review of Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Looking at the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, Addison Cooper asks social workers to take a look at their own lives and the impact they have made as we enter and look forward to a new year. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Social Worker on the Shelf with client

Stephen Baldridge

Linda is the Social Worker on the Shelf. According to her Instagram account (s_w_ontheshelf), Social Worker on the Shelf is sent by the state board elves every December to magically show the skills/knowledge/ethics of a competent social worker. Read more

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