Your Social Work E-News for July is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #212, July 12, 2018
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #212 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.
If you would like to submit an item for our "Self-Care Summer" series (500 words or less), please send it to me (Linda Grobman) now for consideration. These can be short self-care exercises, thoughts about the importance and ethics of self-care, or other items relevant to self-care for social workers.
I am also seeking short (500 words or less) articles for an online series for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September. I am looking for short, practical articles about information social workers need to know about suicide. Please contact me (Linda Grobman) by August 1 if you have an idea for this series.
Don't forget - 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.
LATEST NEWS... Our Summer issue is out! Read articles from the Summer issue at
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Summer 2018:
Most articles from the summer issue can be read on our website, as well. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").

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Until next time,
Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month
July marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • International Day of Friendship (July 30)
  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30)
and more!
Featured Excerpt

Your Client Is More Tired Than You Are
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2018 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER.
Read the complete article at:
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Summer 2018 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. Read the complete article at:

Here are some highlights from the Summer 2018 issue:
Student Role Model - Drew McNamara (in PDF format only)
As social workers, we value honesty in our communications with clients. For some interventions, however, deception or lack of full disclosure is vital to effectiveness.
Preparing for your job search involves key steps that will make it more likely that you secure a social work job that is perfect for you.
Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. It is who you are and what you do.
Using community-chosen terminology is an important means of respecting the identities and autonomy of disabled clients and other disabled individuals.
I do not mean to dismiss your feelings. I just want us to remember that our clients are really tired, too.
This article offers BSW and MSW practitioners a framework within which to think about their work with at-risk LGBTQ-identified youth who may be facing difficulties in their coming out process.
Gun violence plays a prominent role in social work practice. What can social workers do?
Google is exponentially powerful, and its algorithm is complex. Is it good for your social work client?
It is an ethical imperative to view clinical practice within the macro context as we strive to become life-long advocates and effective practitioners.
The heavy toll that can come from doing emotionally difficult work requires a conscious application of creativity and energy to move it forward.
Three very different summer 2018 movies - what can each of them teach us as social workers?
Book review of Brené Brown's Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.
Book review of Choose Hope (Always Choose Hope)
Book Review: Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
Book review of Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
...and more! For the full Table of Contents and full text of all articles in this issue, please download the PDF.

BONUS! Read recent web exclusive articles:
Job Corner
Healthcare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group, is looking for a Full-Time Behavioral Health Therapist to join our team in Las Vegas. The clinicians we seek are those who practice medicine with a focus on patient care, not volume. We want our clinicians to take the time needed to truly address the patient’s needs.
DaVita Medical Group offers competitive pay with financial incentives for yielding strong metrics on quality care while seeing a lower than average census. We provide our clinicians an excellent benefit package, which includes leadership pathways, CME reimbursement, paid license renewals and many other benefits, charitable sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities. Contact Anita Prince, Physician Recruiter, 702-528-6276 or
Unrestricted Nevada LCSW license, current Nevada DEA certificate required prior to start date, at least 2 years of experience in Primary Care or Hospice, and must be comfortable with conducting home visits with high-risk patients
  • Experience working with a geriatric population.

NaphCare has an excellent opportunity for a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LCSW, LICSW, or LPC) to join our team at the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility! NaphCare Mental Health Professionals are responsible for providing mental health care within the scope of their license.
Position Requirements
  • Current, unrestricted license in VA as a LCSW, LICSW, or LPC
  • Minimum of 3 years’ clinical experience in a mental health care setting
  • Knowledge and experience in the identification and treatment of mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, discharge planning, principles of social work, basic principles of individual and group behavior, suicide risk assessment, crisis de-escalation techniques
  • Working knowledge of psychotropic medications
If you want a career that will make a difference, choose the company that is different. NaphCare offers competitive benefits, including health, prescription, dental, Employment Assistance Program (EAP) services, vision and 401(k) plan. NaphCare offers term life insurance coverage at no cost to the employee and also provides PTO, paid holidays, and an array of voluntary benefits. Employees enrolled in our health insurance program receive prescriptions free of charge when filled at our in-house pharmacy or mail order program. We care about making a difference in the lives of others.
Contact Person:    Courtney Waters   Phone:   205-552-1779
Email Address:   Fax:   205-545-9220

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
Voting Is Social Work

The New Social Worker is participating in the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign, which has its online base at According to the website, the campaign seeks to:
  • Raise awareness of the importance of voting to social work practice and social policy;
  • Integrate voter engagement activities into class and field education for all micro and macro students;
  • Provide information about voter mobilization skills and strategies to field instructors, students and faculty for use in agencies and the classroom, and
  • Ensure that all the people served by social workers have access to the vote.
A webinar about the campaign will be held August 2, 2018, from 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time. RSVP by email to
Are you registered to vote, and is your registration updated? You can now register at our website ( Look for the "Rock the Vote" banner on our home page.

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

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 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.
ISBN: 978-1-929109-53-1

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