Happy Social Work Month! Your Social Work E-News for March is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #220, March 12, 2019
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #220 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, SocialWorker.com, SocialWorkJobBank.com, and other social work publications.
Happy Social Work Month! Our Social Work Month Project 2019 is underway, and we are celebrating all month long! Our Social Work Month series has two parts this year. First, we are featuring writings on the six core values of the social work profession - service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence (from the NASW Code of Ethics). Second, we have Social Work Month messages from leaders in our profession. Please follow the Social Work Month 2019 page all month, as new items are added each day.
Another "first" we have launched during this Social Work Month is The New Social Worker Podcast Edition! The podcast is available on Anchor.fm and many other podcast platforms, including Breaker, Stitcher, Google, Apple, Spotify, and others.
And another new item! Today, we published the first entry in the new Clinical Intersections blog. This blog, published twice a month, will be written by Dr. Danna Bodenheimer, LCSW - author of Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way and On Clinical Social Work: Meditations and Truths From the Field - and colleagues from her private practice at Walnut Psychotherapy Center. Danna gets REAL in today's post for Social Work Month.
This week, I will be in Jacksonville, FL, at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) conference. I'll be at Exhibit Booth #120 in the conference exhibit hall, tomorrow night through Saturday morning. I am excited to see colleagues and hope you are among them!
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, and more issues for new grads.  
REMINDER... Our Winter issue is out! Read articles from the Winter issue at http://www.socialworker.com.
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Winter 2019:
Highlights: religious freedom and social work ethics, Ms. Wheelchair America (a social worker), disenfranchised grief, difficult conversations, and more. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").
Our next issue will be a combined Spring/Summer issue and will be out in mid-April.

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month

March marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • Social Work Month!
  • Women's History Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • School Social Work Week (March 4-8)
  • Social Work Management Week (March 11-15)
  • World Social Work Day (March 19)
Job Corner
University of Mississippi
The School of Applied Sciences (SAS), Department of Social Work, University of Mississippi (R1 designation) seeks to employ 2 dynamic professionals to join its faculty at the Associate Professor level with the following qualifications:
Associate Professor of Social Work (Clinical Experience): The department is looking for someone who has particular experience with evidence-informed clinical practice, and service and who has 2 years’ post-MSW clinical practice experience (and is eligible for clinical licensure in the State of Mississippi).
Associate Professor of Social Work (Macro Policy & Advocacy): The department is looking for someone who has experience in the macro policy and advocacy arena, with a particular focus on poverty issues, inequality concerns in the U.S. and the world, and oppression issues.
The successful candidate must have the education, professional commitment, and experience to carry out a vigorous program of research; classroom teaching; and service to the department, university, community, and the profession. Candidates should be able to: 1) demonstrate and maintain an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals; 2) demonstrate the ability to obtain federal grants or other external funds for state agency or community-based research projects; 3) develop multidisciplinary research connections on and off the UM campus; 4) teach across the curricula; 5) apply knowledge of EPAS 2015; and 6) perform administrative tasks as assigned. The teaching load will be six hours (two courses) per semester with a start date of Aug. 19th, 2019.
Minimum Education experience is a MSW and a Ph.D. in social work/social welfare or equivalent. Hiring is dependent upon experience and departmental budget.  Interested candidates should apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu

Cow Creek Government Office - Roseburg, OR

Coordinating all psychosocial services; responsible for implementing educational programs, assessing problems and determining appropriate types and methods of treatment, and implementing intervention methodologies; functions in such areas as counseling, protective services, and family services.
  • Assist in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of psychosocial programs.
  • Responsible for the content of education and counseling programs for both individual patients or groups of patients and serves as liaison to community, individuals, and groups as appropriate.
  • Counsel patients and interpret to professional and lay groups the special psychosocial needs of patients by identifying psychosocial disorders.
  • Conduct surveys and studies relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as directed.
  • Review and evaluate recent psychosocial health research and interpret it to professionals and patients.
  • Perform short term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Conduct report writing on a quarterly basis or as needed.
  • Prepare psychosocial educational materials as needed or required.
  • Coordinate with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.
  • Coordinate with other organizational entities involved in psychosocial and mental health services.
  • Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.
  • Writing, planning and implementing grant programs from its application to approval and utilization.
  • Provide in-service presentations to staff as needed or required.
  • Provide Tribal service information as an outreach worker such as required.
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed.
  • Master’s degree in clinical social work required
  • 3 years clinical experience required
  • License as Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Certification (preferred)


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Featured Excerpt

Social Work Month 2019 - "Thank You" and Join Us for Six Core Values of Social Work, Leadership Messages

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's Social Work Month Project 2019.
Read the complete article at:
You can also LISTEN to this message on our NEW podcast!

by Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW

     It is THAT time of year again! March is Social Work Month, and The New Social Worker invites you to spend it with us. First and foremost, I want to THANK you for all you do.
     Each year, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) chooses a theme for Social Work Month. This year, the theme is "ELEVATE Social Work." According to NASW, "During Social Work Month 2019, NASW will launch the 'Elevate Social Work' Campaign [to] educate the public about the contributions social workers have made to our society and why the profession is so vital to our nation. NASW also wants to use the campaign to begin a conversation to help social workers get better compensation for the work they do."
     For The New Social Worker's Social Work Month Project 2019, we will publish items throughout the month in two main areas:
  • Leaders in the social work profession have written Social Work Month greetings, focusing on the theme and inspirational topics for all social workers.
  • Social workers and social work students submitted essays on the six core values of social work, outlined in the Preamble to the NASW Code of Ethics.
     Why did The New Social Worker choose to focus on the six core values of social work this year? First of all, what are the six core values of social work? They are (from the NASW Code of Ethics, 2018):
  • service
  • social justice
  • dignity and worth of the person
  • the importance of human relationships
  • integrity
  • competence.
Published March 1-12 in our Social Work Month 2019 Project:
(More will be posted daily throughout the month of March.)
Here are articles from the Winter 2019 issue:

  • Student Role Model - Jessica Watkins (in PDF format only)
  • How Literary Fiction Helps Us Become Better Social Workers (in PDF format only)
  • Practice Lessons Learned From Parenthood (in PDF format only)

For the full Table of Contents and full text of all articles in this issue, please download the PDF.
Have something to share?
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 and field placement issues.
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: lindagrobman@socialworker.com
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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
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.

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!
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