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Summer is here and so is the Summer 2017 issue of The New Social Worker magazine!
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Most articles from the summer issue can be read on our website, as well. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").
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
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
and writes about them with the passion of a slam poet.
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
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August marks several observances, including but not limited to:
- National Minority Breastfeeding Month
- National Immunization Awareness Month
- Women's Equality Day (August 26)
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
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:
Here are some highlights from the Summer issue:
Student Role Model - Elizabeth Gamarra (in PDF format only)
...and much more! For the full Table of Contents and full text of all articles in this issue, please dowload the PDF. You can also watch my Video Table of Contents
BONUS: Read recent online exclusive articles:
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.
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.
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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BEDTIME READING/GIFTS FOR SOCIAL WORK GRADUATES
What does a life in social work look like?
You might look at it
as a series of “sideways” stories! “If life were black and white, we’d
have no need for social work.” Read Ogden Rogers’ collection, Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work.
Available on Amazon.com
(print and Kindle), Google Play (e-book), directly from the publisher
and other bookstores.
Do you know a social worker or social work
student who loves to read? This book is a welcome retreat from academic
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Ogden W. Rogers is a
thought-provoking book about the evolution of the author's career in the
field of social work. The real-life stories are whimsical as well as
enlightening. You follow the yellow brick road of a social work career
and feel the passion and dedication that is required of those who are
engaged in the social work profession.... A great read for anyone
entering the profession, or if you are involved and feel your passion
flickering, this book will surely re-ignite your love. --Mildred Mit
Joyner, MSW, LCSW, Emerita Director and Professor of Social Work, West
Chester University of Pennsylvania
Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way
A ground-breaking book by Dr. Danna Bodenheimer, LCSW, from The New Social Worker Press
Available now at:
"Danna Bodenheimer has written an insider’s guide to clinical social work that doesn’t make the reader feel like an outsider. This book is the clinical supervisor you always wanted to have: brilliant yet approachable, professional yet personal, grounded and practical, yet steeped in theory, and challenging you to dig deeper." Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, Founder and Host, Social Work Podcast
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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.
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