Your Social Work E-News for September is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #226, September 10, 2019
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #226 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.
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, technology, and more issues for new grads, as well as seasoned social work professionals.
Our Fall issue is coming NEXT WEEK! If you haven't seen our Spring/Summer issue, read articles from it at
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Spring/Summer 2019:
Highlights: gun violence dialogue and social work values, social work and autoimmune disease, your social work legacy, assessing for PTSD in terminally ill patients, loss and chronic illness, the technology monster, and more. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").
We have also published articles by our columnists and others throughout the summer! See listings below of the most recent articles.

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month

September marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (this week - September 8-14)
and more!
Job Corner/Current Job Openings
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is looking for full-time Care Managers and part-time (24 hours per week) Assessors who have a passion for working with the elderly and/or the disabled population. We are interested in those who have recently graduated to those with multiple years of experience. These positions require good computer skills, Microsoft Outlook email and scheduling knowledge, and the ability to innovate and adapt to change. Our mission is to “enhance lives by assisting people to remain independent through a range of quality services.” We offer an engaging environment, awesome training (many trainings offer CEUs), great benefits, and the opportunity to work from home. Please visit our website to apply.

SpringHealth Behavioral Health is expanding and looking for passionate social workers with ABA experience to join our teams in GA, KY, IN, and VA! Our clinicians meet the unique needs of adults and youth with ASD, IDD, and mental illness. If you're passionate about helping others live their best lives, we would love to talk to you!
Call us at (502) 424-2830 or email your resume to:

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Featured Excerpt

Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders - Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's collaboration with American Association of Suicidology for Suicide Prevention Week/Month. Read the complete article at:
by Lisa Morgan, M.Ed., CAS

(Editor's note: Thank you to the American Association of Suicidology for collaborating with us on this article.)

Suicide is the second leading cause of premature death for autistic people who do not have a learning disability, yet there is little research as to why. 
There have been studies showing autistic adults have a higher rate of suicide than the general population. Also, the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or autistic traits are independent risk factors of suicidality (Cassidy, Bradley, Shaw, & Baron-Cohen, 2018).  
ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that includes challenges in areas such as social communication, limited interests, and repetitive behaviors. Although there are many more characteristics of ASD, social communication is what autistic people struggle with most when it comes to issues of suicide.
There are two aspects of social communication that have been found to be unique risk factors of suicidality: camouflaging and unmet needs (Cassidy et. al., 2018). Camouflaging is a strategy used among autistic people to mask their autism so they look and act like everyone else. The reason autistic people camouflage is to fit in. The cost of camouflaging is exhaustion, lack of support, and feeling as if you have to hide your true self to be accepted. Although camouflaging does help people with an ASD to socialize, it leads to the profound loneliness of not belonging, because no one really gets to know the person.
News and Resources
#MacroSW Twitter Chats Are Back!
#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis.
#MacroSW Twitter chats are held weekly on Twitter every Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific).
For a list of chat partners, macro social work resources, or FAQs and information about how to participate in the #MacroSW chat, go to:

Call for Proposals - Social Work Distance Education (SWDE) Conference
The CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 6th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference, held on April 15-17, 2020, in San Antonio, TX, is now open.
Visit the website at to view proposal guidelines.
Submission deadline is 10/31/19.

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 for our website.
For the magazine, we are seeking articles on social work career development, field placement issues, and fields of practice.
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:
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Thank you!
In Print
Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell "Real-Life" Stories From Social Work Practice (5th Edition)
Spend a day with social workers in 62 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to you. Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 62 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.
"While the broadness of social work is what brings many people into the profession, at times it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we have Linda May Grobman to help social workers navigate their careers through the eyes of those with real life experience. The 5th edition of Days in the Lives of Social Workers includes traditional and non-traditional career paths that offer a practical and realistic snapshot of the diverse fields of social work. An added bonus is the updated list of professional organizations, web resources, and social media, blogs and podcasts. This is a must have for social workers at any stage in their career!"
Jennifer Luna, MSSW
Director, Dinitto Career Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

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


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 NEWEST book.

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

Now available in a black & white edition, too.
A perfect companion to Danna Bodenheimer's first book, Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way.

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