Your Social Work E-News for August is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #201, August 8, 2017
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #201 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.
Summer is here and so is the Summer 2017 issue of The New Social Worker magazine!

Read articles from the Summer issue at
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Summer 2017:
Most articles from the summer issue can be read on our website, as well. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").

Did you know The New Social Worker has a book club? Check out THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Book Club Facebook group to keep updated on the club's activities. We are currently reading The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals and are planning to hold a chat with the book's editors in August or September.

ON CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK: MEDITATIONS AND TRUTHS FROM THE FIELD is Dr. Danna Bodenheimer's NEW book. Published last month by The New Social Worker Press, it has already reached #1 in new social work releases in the last 90 days on Amazon.
The beautiful, full-color, hardcover edition of this book makes a meaningful gift for you, a student, or a colleague. It is available  now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble (maybe at your local bookstore, 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, and we will send your order out to you right away!

Have you checked out our Self-Care Summer project? There is still time to participate. Just 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. See the Self-Care summer guidelines. I will consider submissions throughout the summer season.

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month
August marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • National Minority Breastfeeding Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Women's Equality Day (August 26)
and more!
Featured Excerpt

Fusing Fitness With Mental Health Treatment in Supportive Housing and Related Settings
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2017 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:
by David F. Brand, MSW

In 2011, I began working as a case manager at an East Harlem supportive housing site for adults with mental illness who have experienced homelessness. I had never worked with underserved adults, and I quickly noticed that the majority of tenants experienced obesity and related issues, such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and joint problems. Indeed, almost every client experienced a combination of those chronic, preventable health conditions.  
A year later, I started working at another supportive housing site, where I observed the same health issues among tenants. I later learned that people with mental illness die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population, primarily resulting from those same chronic health problems (Parks, Svendsen, Singer, & Foti, 2006).    
With more experience, I frequently noted the connection between physical and mental health. For example, I worked with one woman whose intense knee pain typically confined her to her apartment. Her inactivity hastened weight gain, which placed more strain on her knees. Meanwhile, her pain and inactivity combined to exacerbate her depression and diminish her self-concept. I realized that to effectively treat and assist the whole person, we social service providers must seriously consider the relationship between physical and mental health.  
In 2013, I began facilitating a weekly “Healthy Living” group to address chronic, preventable health problems among individuals who lacked nutrition education, exercise experience, and access to exercise opportunities. Group members and I shopped for healthy, low-cost groceries; set fitness-related goals; and toured local gyms. However, I saw the need to provide more comprehensive preventive health programs for people in supportive housing. A year later, I earned my certification as a personal trainer, so I could fuse fitness and mental health programs for individuals in supportive housing and similar settings. 
While I was attending NYU for my MSW, Lantern Community Services hired me to facilitate fitness programs at two of the agency’s sites. Lantern operates several supportive housing sites throughout New York City and has demonstrated its commitment to preventive wellness programs for community members.  
As a fitness consultant, I provide personal training for residents and lead exercise classes for clients and staff. I offer informal counseling and collaborate closely with the social service teams at each site to best serve clients. The individuals with whom I work have pursued exercise to support their substance use recovery goals, developed strong relationships with their neighbors, and achieved health goals, such as weight loss and stable blood pressure.
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2017 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:

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Job Corner
KVC - Youth Peer Support Specialist - Nebraska

At KVC, you will enjoy a professional and innovative atmosphere focused on serving children and families in Nebraska.  We are starting a new program and are seeking an experienced specialist with social work background. The ideal candidate will have "lived with" experience. This Youth Peer Support Specialist will support our Parents and Children Together program.
Check out our website for all our Nebraska job openings at: WWW.KVC.Org/Careers

KVC Behavioral Health Nebraska
Extended Family Homes Specialist
The EFH Specialist actively recruits and provides initial and ongoing training to Extended Family Homes (EFH). Primary responsibilities will be to provide direct support and ongoing services to the EFH’s that are certified and trained through KVC and have placement individual(s) with developmental/intellectual disabilities. EFH Specialists will work to ensure that support and community resources are available for each EFH and for any individuals placed within their care. Leadership is required within all essential job functions and is demonstrated through positive and appropriate communication, community collaborations, excellent customer service, business and professional integrity. The EFH Specialist will have passion and respect for the mission and vision of the organization. Will meet outcomes to provide excellent services to individuals, youth, and families, and will help create a positive perspective of the overall public image of the organization.
To apply:

Family Solutions - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Family Solutions, an innovative provider of customized human services has positions open for School Social Workers. This involves the delivery of school social work services within public school settings as part of a contractual arrangement with local school divisions. Positions are located in the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia area.
The Social Worker (MSW required) will work as part of a school social work team providing counseling, social history assessments, crisis intervention, and truancy prevention/intervention. PT, FT, and contract positions available. 

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News & Resources
First CRISP Political Boot Camp Gives Social Workers a Jump Start in the Political Arena
The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) hosted its first ever Political Boot Camp in Washington, D.C., from July 9 through 12, 2017, hosted by Gallaudet University.  This three-day intensive training was designed to help social workers get a jump start on a career in the political arena, where our knowledge, skills, values, and leadership are needed more than ever.
Read social worker Carrie Fowler's report and reflections on this unique and powerful experience at:

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In Print
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