Get ready to jump into 2020! Another year approaches, and it is
time for our annual "wrap-up." What have we accomplished in 2019, and
what can we look forward to in 2020?
As of December 22, 2019, The New Social Worker's website received 2,230,633 page views this year. What have all of these social workers been reading over the past year? Let's look at The New Social Worker's most popular articles from 2019 to get some ideas.
What I love about the following lists is that they truly
represent the variety of topics we have covered over the past year. And I
think they represent what is important to you, our social work readers.
Let us know if you agree and what you'd like to see in the coming year.
Top 7 Articles Published in 2019 in The New Social Worker Magazine
First, let's look at the seven most popular
(based on number of online page views) of those we published in 2019.
It's a pretty awesome list. Read them for yourself, if you missed them!
Say You're a Social Worker
by Elizabeth J. Clark, from our Spring/Summer 2019 issue. You hold a
social work degree because you chose social work. Be proud of it and
call yourself a social worker.
Editor's Picks/Hidden Gems
I have chosen one additional article from each issue in 2019 to
share with you. These are representative of some of the topics we cover
on a regular basis (#MacroSW, technology in social work, and social work
career development). And they are...
- Fall 2019: When You Have Ethical Concerns: Initiating NASW's Professional Review Process - This article is from our Ethics Alive! column
by social work ethics expert Allan Barsky. You have concerns about a
social work colleague's conduct. What are your ethical obligations? What
is the best way to proceed? This, along with Part 2 coming in Winter
2020, should be required reading for social workers!
- BONUS: The Student Role Model profiles,
which are published only in the PDF/print version of the magazine, are
true hidden gems. In each issue, we feature an outstanding social work
student to illustrate and honor the great achievements of social work
students while they are still in school. This year we featured Jessica
Watkins (BSW student, Tarleton State University), Ellizabeth Stafford
(MSW student, University of Maryland), and José Cañas (MSW student,
Fayetteville State University). Download our 2019 issues to read about these outstanding students. Thank you to Barbara Trainin
Blank, who has been writing these student profiles for many years!
Top Web-Exclusive Articles for 2019
The following are the top five web-exclusive articles
(by page view) published on The New Social Worker
website in 2019. If you haven't read these already, you know what to do!
- Clinical Intersections: What About Us? The Mental Health of Social Workers
- What Makes Someone a Social Worker?
- Social Work Month 2019: Thank You and Join Us for Six Core Values of Social Work, Leadership Messages
- Clinical Intersections: But What Do I Say Next? 5 Tips for Social Workers
- The Aura of Social Work
Our Very, Very, Very Top Article for 2019
Saving the very top article for last...the
following article received more page views than any other article on our
site this year! It was published in 2012 and keeps going strong,
because it is THAT relevant to every social worker.
Also in 2019...
We also published a twice-monthly blog in collaboration with Walnut Psychotherapy Center titled Clinical Intersections
. Thank you to Dr. Danna Bodenheimer and her staff of clinical social workers and other therapists for these 2019 contributions!
has been writing movie reviews and commentary on some of this year's
most popular movies, from a social work perspective. Her latest reviews
and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Jumping from 2019 to 2020: What Do We Have Planned?
This year will be our 27th year of publication! Our Winter issue will be out in January.
We are already planning our awesome month-long celebration of social work during March - Social Work Month 2020
We are seeking submissions of 500 words or less in two categories for
our Social Work Month Series, and we also have a Social Work
Selfies/Snapshots category. Please consider sending a submission.
Erlene Grise-Owens will continue to write the Self-Care A-Z blog and is always looking for social workers to write posts for it.
I am very excited that Jennifer Luna, MSSW, nationally-acclaimed social work career development expert, is joining The New Social Worker as writer of a new column, Your Social Work Career Coach. Watch for Jennifer's expert advice on your social work career!
We currently have almost 180,000 Facebook fans, 11,900+ Twitter
followers, 11,000+ Instagram followers, and 28,600+ LinkedIn group
members. Are you one of them? We look forward to connecting with you on Facebook
, and Instagram
What else is in store? Follow us and subscribe
to stay up to date! I don't want you to miss any surprises we might have in store.
THANK YOU to our readers and to our writers, who share their experience and expertise with our readership! Thanks go especially to our regular writers and columnists for 2019 and 2020, Allan Barsky, Stephen Cummings, Jennifer Luna, Barbara Trainin Blank, the #MacroSW team, and Elizabeth J. Clark.
I look forward to seeing many of you around the web, on social
media, and face-to-face at social work conferences in the coming year. I
look forward to hearing from you and hearing about the innovative work
you are doing. If you would like to share something with our readers, let me know
Peace and a good year to you,
Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW