Your Social Work E-News for April is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #209, April 10, 2018
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #209 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.
Webinar Update! Our first webinar, Self-Care Wellshop™: Foundations & Fundamentals, was rescheduled. You still have time to register, but hurry, because it is TOMORROW, April 11. The second webinar, on negotiating your best salary and benefits, is next Wednesday, April 18. I am pleased (and excited!) to present top experts on these topics. Find out more and register for the webinars. Registration is open - reserve your seat today!
I am very excited to announce that the inSocialWork podcast of University at Buffalo School of Social Work has just released an inspiring new interview with Dr. Danna Bodenheimer, author of On Clinical Social Work: Meditations and Truths From the Field and Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way. In this new interview, Dr. Bodenheimer talks about imposter syndrome in new social workers and the crucial role of clinical supervision in helping students and new social workers recognize their own true strengths and potential. Listen to inSocialWork's interview with Dr. Danna Bodenheimer.

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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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This Month
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  • National Autism Awareness Month
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Featured Excerpt

Why LinkedIn for Social Work?
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Spring 2018 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Jennifer Luna Jackson, a national leader in social work career development, will be the presenter at our April 18 webinar on negotiating your best salary and benefits.
Read the complete article at:
by Jennifer Luna Jackson, MSSW
LinkedIn is the most powerful networking site available today, helping social workers discover inside connections to people, organizations, careers, and community partners. It strengthens and extends existing networks of trusted contacts and provides a means to engage with professionals from multiple disciplines. Additionally, it serves as a gateway to meet new contacts among millions of users.
Most people think LinkedIn is only for job searching. Although LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for career development, it can also serve as a means for finding resources for your clients. This makes LinkedIn a career management network that you can use throughout the span of your career.
Why Social Work and LinkedIn?
Social workers are natural connectors. LinkedIn is a professional networking tool, strictly used for exchanging knowledge, ideas, events, professional resources, and employment opportunities, as well as for identifying experts. As social workers, we connect clients, organizations, interdisciplinary professionals, and systems. In that connector role, we navigate complex systems for our clients, and we are constantly seeking solutions to human problems that may require significant learning curves to find the answers we are looking for. LinkedIn can serve as an efficient “short cut” to making those connections. Additionally, it serves as an outlet that allows you to demonstrate your experience, increase your credibility, promote your cause, and build connections with experts in the field.
Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, here are some tips for strategically using LinkedIn to help your clients and your career.
Your Profile
Before you begin to explore all of the benefits of LinkedIn for your clients, it is important to have your own profile up to date. Your LinkedIn profile provides a snapshot of your career, achievements, skills, and knowledge areas. It gives you a platform to enhance your visibility, manage your reputation, and provide a digital elevator speech through a professional summary. One of the most valuable assets of your LinkedIn profile is the ability to document your career through key words, posts, recommendations, and groups.
Professional Headshot
Your photo is the first impression that other users will notice on your profile. As you launch your career, and with your online presence being so important, it is worth the investment to get a professional headshot. Your headshot should look like you, fill the frame with your face, and have a subtle background that is not distracting. Often, professionals delay creating their LinkedIn profiles because they don’t have a good professional headshot. With this in mind, make your headshot a priority, so you can move on to other sections of your profile.
Your Professional Headline
Your LinkedIn professional headline appears immediately below your name at the top of your profile. It is important to be strategic about your headline, so you can be found by current and future connections. If you do not create your own headline, LinkedIn will by default create one for you that includes your current position and organization. Since this information will already appear in your experience section, you don’t want to repeat it in your headline. Use key words in your headline that describe your skills, areas of practice, geographical location, and/or titles that others may use when using services that are similar to yours. For example, rather than having a headline that reads: Social Worker, Any Social Service Agency Inc., you could build a stronger headline by using strategic key words: LMSW/Older Adults/Loss and Grief/Austin, TX.  Remember to use these same key words throughout your profile.
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 our complete 2018 Social Work Month Project series, including messages from leaders of the major social work organizations in the U.S.
BONUS 2! Read the six winning poems from our 2018 Reverse Poetry Contest, sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work.
Job Corner
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.
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News & Resources
Participate in a National Self-Care Study
Consider taking a survey about SELF-CARE!
The purpose of this research is to examine self-care practices among social workers. Should you choose to participate, you will complete the survey, which will take approximately six minutes.
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For more information about this study, please click on this link:
Thanks for giving your time to this important study. To be eligible for the drawing, please complete the survey by May 1, 2018!
Justin "Jay" Miller, Ph.D., MSW, CSW
College of Social Work, University of Kentucky

The New Social Worker® Spring 2018 Webinar Series


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

Self-Care Wellshop™: Foundations & Fundamentals

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Negotiate Your Best Salary & Benefits

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT)
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.

$49/one webinar or $79/both webinars
(1.0 hour of CE credit included per webinar,
approved by Kentucky Board of Social Work)

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? 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:
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Some of our books are also available as ebooks at VitalSource.
You can also view and download our catalog in PDF format.

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.
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