Social Work E-News 
Issue #188, July 13, 2016
Social Work E-News
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Welcome to Issue #188 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.
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Most articles from the summer issue can now be read on our website, as well. Highlights include: trauma informed care, work relationships, Periscope and Facebook for social workers, being happy and successful in your social work job/career, and more!

Exciting News! We talk and publish a lot about social worker self-care. It's an essential issue for social workers, both new and experienced. I am excited to announce that the newest book from The New Social Worker Press is now available! The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals—edited by Erlene Grise-Owens, Justin “Jay” Miller, and Mindy Eaves—takes readers through the alphabet to discover a variety of self-care strategies and develop a personalized self-care plan. You can order it now at or at our online store. This book is ideal for individuals or for group trainings on self-care. If your agency is interested in buying it in bulk for training or other purposes, please contact me.
...a caring and useful resource for helping professionals concerned about burnout, stress, staff turnover, and wellness.... By focusing on insights and reflections and providing resources and strategies, The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook is a practical guide and an empowering book.
DR. BARBARA W. SHANK, Ph.D., MSW, Dean and Professor, School of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University, Chair, Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education
In conjunction with the publication of this book, I want to make this a “self-care summer.”  My goal is for every social worker and every agency/organization to make a commitment to self-care!
Please send me ( a short essay, poetry, artwork, original music, or other creative work related to self-care and/or how you practice self-care, and I will consider it for publication on our website. Send your submission with the subject line: “Submission: Self-Care Summer.” For more information and details on submissions, see our Self-Care Summer page.

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month
July marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Mandela Day (July 18)
  • World Hepatitis Day (July 28)
and more!
Featured Excerpt

We All Have a Story: A Social Worker's Thank You
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2016 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:

by Centaine Donovan, BSW

We all have a story. Some are action packed, full of adventures and overcoming diversity. Some are more laid back with a focus on the little things. These stories are a vital part of who we are and can influence the decisions we make in terms of location, friends, and career paths.
Many social workers have their own story that led them to social work as a profession. A lot of the stories I have heard, from co-workers, friends from school, and professors, are negative stories—stories in which they had a negative experience with a social worker and are therefore trying to change the profession, or be a better social worker than that person. It’s great, as a young social worker coming through, to see these people who are adamant about changing the profession for the better, but it’s sad to know that it’s because of a negative experience. My story is different. I became a social worker because I had an amazing experience.  
When I was 13, my 2-year-old brother was diagnosed with cancer. Archie was transported to Starship Children’s Hospital with a good prognosis if he got chemo and radiation therapy quickly. The day my parents and Archie arrived at Starship, they were met by the social worker, who talked them through the ways of the hospital and explained what was going to happen. Throughout the two weeks Archie spent at Starship, this social worker popped in at least once a day to check on how we were coping as a family, how Archie was doing, and to see if there was anything she could do to make this stressful time easier. She went out of her way to see us, even if it was for five minutes to say that she was really busy and would pop back in when she had a chance.
She would come in every day after the doctors’ rounds and really make sure we understood the nitty gritty details of what was happening to Archie and what each procedure meant for him and for us. I remember, one day, she dragged the doctor back to explain something more simply, because he had walked away without checking whether we really understood the risks and benefits of a particular treatment. She fought tooth and nail for us as a family and for Archie to receive the very best care.
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2016 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:

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Job Corner
Children’s Counselor – Licensed, Bi-Lingual - Jersey Battered Women's Service

Full-time salaried position in Morris County. Duties include:  providing individual and group counseling for children impacted by domestic violence, parenting groups, family counseling.  Other duties will include engaging and supervising volunteers who will provide structured recreational activities. 
Qualifications:  MSW or related degree. Fluent in Spanish and English. Candidate must be willing to work evenings and some Saturdays, experience working with children, training in TF-CBT a plus.
Send résumé, cover letter to EOE

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News & Resources

NASW, ASWB, CSWE, AND CSWA Request Comments on Draft Technology Standards in Social Work Practice
Comment Period Closes July 20, 2016

The National Association of Social Workers, Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and the Clinical Social Work Association are seeking social workers' input and comments on the draft Technology Standards in Social Work Practice.  
To view the draft standards and make comments, see:

#MacroSW: #BlackLivesMatter Conversation to Action
by #MacroSW staff
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the sniper attack on Dallas police are stirring racial tensions and left us saddened, grieving, and questioning how we move forward to create more just and safe communities. We are loudly saying enough is enough across social media and in quiet conversations with friends, family, and colleagues. We’re tired of condolence statements and outraged by the little or no action by elected officials and leaders in our communities.
Social workers are uniquely equipped and want to constructively solve these challenging problems and create real solutions. After all, it’s in our DNA to act, advocate, and heal, whether it’s through smarter gun control, access to mental health treatment or legislation, or political participation and policy work. We will tackle inequities still prevalent, unacknowledged and exploited for political purposes. Many right now are fighting the good fight, and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves to do more - but how, when, and where we can jump in is a big question for some of us.
Our #MacroSW group will direct our activities to engage our vast network of social workers who are ready to go beyond conversation to action and plug into current advocacy activities happening in communities. We will be sharing on @OfficialMacroSW about events, letter writing campaigns, or policy initiatives that need our support and participation. Also, you can:
  • Join and contribute to this Google document, which will curate an ongoing list of events, activities, petitions, rally dates, and so forth on a national and local level in which you can actively participate to make a difference. This crowdsourcing effort will create a robust listing of places you can plug into and apply your social work expertise.
  • Got an idea for a chat for us to discuss an advocacy effort? Contact us by direct message on @OfficialMacroSW, or email to let us know so we can schedule time in our weekly chats and offer our platform to curate the best ideas and research to help your cause.
  • Post on the #MacroSW hashtag anytime to continue to collaborate and have conversations. Please share resources and ideas.
  • Check out the new public list, Stop the Violence, on @OfficialMacroSW that curates a collection of resources, organizations, and individuals who are also taking action.
It will take all of us in big and small ways to change our country’s current path, and as social workers, we will do what we have always done - give people who can’t speak or act for themselves a voice.
In Print
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