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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,
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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.
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.
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Preparing Social Workers for Underrepresented Communities
Loyola’s New Online, Bilingual Master of Social Work (MSW)
The need has never been greater for social workers equipped to aid Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities. Loyola University Chicago announces the nation's first fully online, bilingual Master of Social Work
—taught in Spanish to prepare linguistically and culturally competent social workers.
Online Bilingual MSW Highlights:
- 100% online
- Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- No GRE required
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- FAFSA applicants automatically considered for scholarships
- Specialization in mental health and migration studies available
Find out why Loyola’s School of Social Work is named among the Top 50 Graduate Social Work Schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- July 1 – Fall Session
- October 1 – Spring Session
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
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
With greater knowledge comes greater potential to confront a problem.
The growing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) movement helps individuals
identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
MHFA originated in Australia, with some 24 other countries,
including the United States, following suit. In the United States, it is
the National Council for Behavioral Health—the unifying voice of
America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and
addictions treatment and services—that drives the movement.
Since the National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid
USA, more than 1 million Americans have received training in it. Those
who complete training are certified for three years.
MHFA is “often likened to CPR,” says Betsy Schwartz, vice
president of public education at the Council, located in DC. “It’s
different from treatment, just as doing CPR is not the same as being a
cardiologist. Trained individuals continue to give MHFA until
professional treatment is obtained or the crisis is resolved.”
The training covers many different types of mental illness and
offers an action plan represented by the acronym ALGEE: Assess for the
risk of suicide or harm. Listen nonjudgmentally. Give reassurance and
information. Encourage appropriate professional help. Encourage
self-help and other support strategies. There are specialized MHFA
modules for adults, youth, older adults, college students, police,
veterans, and EMTs.
Several populations have particularly been targeted to receive
training, including social work and public safety. At the International
Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia on October
23, 2017, the organization announced that more than 80,000 public safety
officers have been trained in the first year of the One Mind Campaign,
which aims to train 100 percent of law enforcement in MHFA for Public
This reflects the realization that approximately one in 10 police
calls involves a person with mental illness, making police the nation’s
de facto first responders to mental health crises. The ability of
public safety officers to respond effectively to such crises is
enhanced, as well, by the growing trend of police departments hiring
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) recently
completed a training program for all members of the Harrisburg Bureau of
Police to help identify mental illness and appropriately respond to
individuals in crisis.
Social workers are also among those who become MHFA instructors.
Certified instructors are required to order manuals and prepare course
materials and resources for all their participants. Upon completion of a
class, instructors must provide participant evaluations to Mental
Health First Aid USA.
Certified instructors may teach the 8-hour Mental Health First
Aid course to any interested audiences in the community. Those trained
have included social workers, as well as educators and school
administrators, members of faith communities, health and human services
workers, homeless shelter workers, nurses, physicians, substance-use
treatment professionals, persons with mental illness or addictions and
their families, and concerned citizens.
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:
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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 everychildinc.org/employment/
for new grads and experienced social work practitioners at http://www.socialworkjobbank.com
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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
, and other podcast listening apps, or through the website: https://dointhework.podbean.com/
MerckManuals.com Steers Older Drivers to Safety
June Is National Safety Month
In June, MerckManuals.com, 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
Visitors to the website can access background
“The Older Driver” at any time at: www.merckmanuals.com/olderdriver
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
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
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.
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
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
Write for THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER
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.
Submit articles to Linda Grobman with a subject line that says “Submission—(insert title or topic of submission).” Attach your
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of your submission, a brief bio about yourself. I will then review your
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accepted for publication.
Please email Linda Grobman
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