Your Social Work E-News for June is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #211, June 12, 2018
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #211 of the Social Work E-News! Thank you for subscribing to receive this email newsletter, which is brought to you by the publisher of The New Social Worker magazine,,, and other social work publications.
Thank you once again to everyone who attended our first live webinar series! We recorded the two webinars, Self-Care Wellshop™: Foundations & Fundamentals and Negotiate Your Best Salary & Benefits, and they are now available on demand. Registration is open - purchase by June 30, 2018, and complete by July 31, 2018.
Summer is here (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere!). This is a time of year when many people take some time off for vacation - a time to take stock of where we have been and where we are going, to evaluate how we are doing on our New Year's resolutions, and to make sure our self-care strategies are working for us.
To help with that last item (self-care), you may find some useful tips in Erlene Grise-Owens' Self-Care A-Z blog. Or it may be a good time to develop a new self-care plan, as outlined in The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. Don't forget to enlist the help of friends, family, and colleagues to keep you accountable.
For the past couple of summers, we have published a "Self-Care Summer" series. If you would like to submit an item for Self-Care Summer (500 words or less) for this year's series, please send it to me (Linda Grobman) for consideration. These can be short self-care exercises, thoughts about the importance and ethics of self-care, or other items relevant to self-care for social workers.
Don't forget - The New Social Worker website is a great place to find a variety of new and archived articles on job search, social work careers, practice, ethics, and more issues for new grads.
REMINDER... Our Spring issue is available! (Summer issue is coming soon.) Read articles from the Spring issue at
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Spring 2018:
Most articles from the spring issue can be read on our website, as well. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
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This Month
June marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • LGBT Pride Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • National Safety Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • Father's Day - June 17
and more!
Featured Excerpt

Social Workers Learn From and Raise Awareness Through Mental Health First Aid
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Spring 2018 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER.
Read the complete article at:
by Barbara Trainin Blank
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Spring 2018 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:

Here are some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue:
Student Role Model - Cindy Camacho (in PDF format only)
What are social workers' ethical obligations when they live in small communities and dual relationships are unavoidable? Boundaries can be complex, with no simple or perfect solutions. 
LinkedIn is the most powerful networking site available today. Have you created your professional profile and checked out all the site has to offer your social work career?
The growing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) movement helps individuals identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Social workers are among both the trainers and the trainees. 
Historical trauma has emerged as a critical area of study in understanding and addressing long-term health problems in communities. 
You're finally done with classes and assignments. People are suggesting you find a mentor. Is that really necessary? 
Technology in higher education is constantly changing. Students and faculty continue to adapt to these changes. 
Disabled women are at significant risk of experiencing severe domestic violence. Social workers must become informed about the issue and work to become better allies. 
The Academy Awards ceremony usually features some social commentary. What would you say if you had a worldwide audience (and with social media, you do)? 
Book review of Helping the Suicidal Person 
Book review of Irvin Yalom's Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir 
Book review of Human-Animal Interactions: A Social Work Guide 
Book review of Funded! Successful Grantwriting for Your Nonprofit 
Book review of Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals. 
...and more! For the full Table of Contents and full text of all articles in this issue, please download the PDF.

BONUS! Read recent web exclusive articles:
Job Corner
Hometown Health Centers is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will work with clients to develop treatment plans designed to improve well-being and assist with adjusting to the challenges within their lives. Must be able to work a flexible schedule with some evening hours required. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Hometown Health Centers helps people live healthier lives by improving health outcomes and health equity through quality primary care and preventative services. Come see what we're all about.
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Contact Person:  Anna Comerie   Phone:  5183701441 Ext. 4227
Email Address:   Fax: 518-346-3526

Every Child, Inc. provides an array of individualized services and specialized approaches to birth, foster, and adoptive families and children of all ages.
For professionals seeking a fulfilling, but challenging work experience that could help advance career goals in psychology, social work, counseling, and non-profit administration, we may have the ideal fit. Check out our services and employment opportunities at

Find jobs for new grads and experienced social work practitioners at, THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s online job board and career center.
If you or your agency are hiring social workers, don’t forget to post your jobs on Please check the SocialWorkJobBank “products/pricing” page for job posting options and SPECIAL offers. 
Job seeker services are FREE—including searching current job openings, posting your confidential résumé/profile, and receiving email job alerts. Please let employers know that you saw their listings in the SOCIAL WORK E-NEWS and at
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News & Resources
Congratulations Awardees!
Congratulations to the following social workers and others who will be honored at "A Night at the Awards: A Night To Remember" on June 22 at the NASW national conference in Washington, DC:
  • Flavio F. Marsiglia, PhD, MSW - Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award
  • James R. MacKay, PhD, MSW - Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Virna Little, PSYD, LCSW-R, SAP, CCM - Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman - International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award
  • Jay Berlin, PhD - Public Citizen of the Year
  • Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez, LCSW - Social Worker of the Year
  • Ruth Brandwein, PhD, MSW - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Knoxville, Tennessee Mayor Madeline Rogero - Public Elected Official of the Year
Congratulations to social worker Dr. Robert Schachter on receiving the 2018 Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented June 14 at the national conference of the Network for Social Work Management in San Diego, CA.

Doin' the Work - a New Podcast
Doin’ The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change, is a new social work-related podcast, hosted and produced by Shimon Cohen, LCSW. The podcast highlights people working for social change through interviews with social workers and those in related fields, educators, and activists about their work and personal stories of how they got into this work.
Five episodes have been published since its launch in March 2018, covering topics such as mental health, trauma, self-care, advocacy, consulting, reproductive justice, racial equity, research, rural social work, dementia, policy advocacy, incarceration, reentry, prevention, criminal justice reform, drug policy and decriminalization, racially biased policy, and coalition building. You can listen and subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other podcast listening apps, or through the website:
If you are interested in being a guest, or for more information, please email Steers Older Drivers to Safety
June Is National Safety Month

In June,, an online medical reference, will highlight expert information on the challenges faced by older drivers, the health conditions that may be a factor, and the simple and often inexpensive modifications that may improve their driving performance.

Visitors to the website can access background information on
“The Older Driver” at any time at:

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are more than 41 million licensed drivers age 65 and older in the United States. These older drivers have an increased crash risk (per miles driven) when compared to middle-aged drivers.

But a survey, taken in the past year, of nearly 3,000 U.S. drivers age 65 and older found that fewer than 10 percent made use of simple safety adaptations, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Examples cited include seat cushions to improve sight lines, as well as to reduce back and hip pain, pedal extensions to create a safer distance from the steering wheel/airbag, and steering wheel covers to improve grip.

The themed content will include:
  • A List of Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving
  • Commentary on Simple Adjustments That Could Keep Seniors Driving Longer
  • Essays Describing the Effects of Aging on the Body
  • An Infographic about Driving Safely from the National Institute on Aging
“Driving provides freedom, independence, and key social interactions within communities that many people take for granted in their younger years, yet the privilege of driving is based on the ability to safely operate an automobile,” said Dr. Peggy P. Barco, OTD, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. “Some, but not all, age-related health conditions have the potential to negatively impact daily life activities and this may include driving. When a specific condition involves concerns related to driving, it should be viewed as a flashing yellow traffic signal: a warning that adjustments should be explored and driving privileges may need to be assessed.”

The New Social Worker® Spring 2018 Webinar Series - Now Available on Demand

Your career is important. You are important.
We are pleased to bring you two expert presentations to enhance your career.

Self-Care Wellshop™: Foundations & Fundamentals

Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens and Dr. Justin "Jay" Miller, co-editors of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

Negotiate Your Best Salary & Benefits

Jennifer Luna Jackson, Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
We are excited to collaborate with BSCorbett Consulting LLC to bring you these experts as part of our Social Work Month (and beyond) celebration. We hope you will join us.
Both webinars, presented live in April 2018, have been recorded and are now available on demand through June 30, 2018. (You have until July 30 to complete the programs.)

$49/one webinar or $79/both webinars

I am seeking a limited number of articles for THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER website and magazine. Is there an issue that you are passionate about that corresponds with an upcoming “awareness” month, week, or day; holiday; or time of year/season? This is a good way to identify a topic for a timely article.
Other topics of interest include: social work field placement issues, licensing, and career development.
Our style is conversational and educational, and web articles typically run 500-750 words. Feature articles typically run 1,250-1,500 words. We want positive articles that social workers can use to help them advance in their careers.
I also welcome submissions of poetry, photographs, illustrations, artwork, videos, audio, and other creative work depicting social work and related topics.
Please contact Linda Grobman, editor/publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, at:
Submit articles to Linda Grobman with a subject line that says “Submission—(insert title or topic of submission).” Attach your submission as a Word file. Please include in this file: title of submission, your name as you want it to appear with your article, body of your submission, a brief bio about yourself.  I will then review your submission and let you know if I need anything else and/or whether it is accepted for publication.
Please email Linda Grobman with ideas for longer (1,250-1,500 words) "feature articles" for THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine.
Please read our complete Writers' Guidelines.
Thank you!
In Print
White Hat Communications, publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine and the Social Work E-News, has published several books about social work. These books make great gifts (for graduation, holidays, or other occasions) for yourself, or for your friends, students, and colleagues in social work!
We also publish books on nonprofit management. Want to start your own agency? We have a book for that.
All of our books are available through our secure online store at:
Most are also available at
Some of our books are also available as ebooks at VitalSource.
You can also view and download our catalog in PDF format.

With just the right blend of humor and candor, each of these stories contains nuggets of wisdom that you will not find in a traditional textbook. They capture the essence and the art and soul of social work.

Now in Paperback and Hardcover: ON CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK: MEDITATIONS AND TRUTHS FROM THE FIELD is Dr. Danna Bodenheimer's NEW book. Published in July by The New Social Worker Press, it  reached #1 in new social work releases on Amazon.

The beautiful, full-color book - now in paperback and hardcover - makes a meaningful gift for you, a student, or a colleague. It is available  now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble (and other bookstores, too).

Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast wrote the foreword to this book, and he said, "Danna pays attention to life’s details with a psychotherapist’s insight and writes about them with the passion of a slam poet. She speaks to the soul of social work and inspires us to think about more than just social work."
Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Founder and host, Social Work Podcast

We also have a supply available from our online store.


The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

The A-to-Z format in this book provides 26 practical strategies for your personal self-care plan. Learn how to make a SMART plan and keep yourself accountable. Easy to read and essential for any social worker or helping professional.
ISBN: 978-1-929109-53-1

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