Happy Social Work Month! Your Social Work E-News for March is here!
Social Work E-News 
Issue #232, March 10, 2020
Social Work E-News
Editor's Eye
Hello --
Welcome to Issue #232 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.
Social Work Month is here! We are celebrating YOU all month long. The New Social Worker's annual Social Work Month Project has begun and will last throughout March on our website. New items are published each day - watch the Social Work Month 2020 page.
In addition, I'm conducting a Social Work T-Shirt Challenge! Do you have a social work or social justice-related t-shirt? (It can also be a sweatshirt or other item.) Wear it, take a photo, and send it to me or tag me on Twitter or Instagram (@newsocialworker on both). I will share some of these throughout the month, as well! Group or individual photos accepted.
Our Winter issue is OUT!  Read articles from it at http://www.socialworker.com.
Here’s a quick link for immediate download of the PDF edition for Winter 2020:
Highlights: responding to NASW's professional review process, self-disclosure, travel social work, preparing for job interview questions, self-care apps, and more. See listing below (after the "Featured Excerpt").

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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
This Month

March marks several observances, including but not limited to:
  • National Social Work Month
  • School Social Work Week (March 1-7)
  • Social Work Management Week (March 9-13)
  • World Social Work Day (March 17)
  • Women's History Month
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 30-April 3)
...and more.
Job Corner/Current Job Openings
Harbor Health Services - Elder Service Plan
The Social Work Manager for the Elder Service Plan (ESP) provides supervision to the ESP Social Workers and manages the functions of the social work department, which includes establishing and updating caseloads and reviewing Social Workers’ documentation. The Manager also maintains their own caseload, which consists of performing assessments, counseling ESP participants, family/caregivers, and providing case management.
This position will be based in our Mattapan location.

Find jobs for new grads and experienced social work practitioners at http://www.socialworkjobbank.com, THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s online job board and career center.
If you or your agency are hiring social workers, don’t forget to post your jobs on SocialWorkJobBank.com. Please check the SocialWorkJobBank “products/pricing” page for job posting options and SPECIAL offers. 
Job seeker services are FREE—including searching current job openings, posting your confidential résumé/profile, and receiving email job alerts. Please let employers know that you saw their listings in the SOCIAL WORK E-NEWS and at SocialWorkJobBank.com.
Featured Excerpt

Social Work Month 2020: Knowledge and Participation Are Powerful Tools for Our Profession

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's Social Work Month Project 2020. Read the complete article at:

by Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, NASW National President
     As for this year’s NASW social work month theme, “Social Workers: Generations Strong,” my observation is that we are in for some significant developments in our efforts to integrate social care into health care, in our continuing advocacy for racial and economic inequality, and in our efforts to support human rights issues - both in the United States and internationally. Why am I so hopeful? I can point to several initiatives and events that are helping set our profession on a course that will tap into its full potential to respond to human need and build more resilient communities.
     The Society for Social Work and Research held its conference, entitled Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality, on January 15-19, 2020, in Washington, DC. It was a real meeting of the minds with two particularly compelling plenary presenters. One was Feminista Jones, a social worker, author, and expert on intersectionality. Her presentation provided a critical perspective on race and whiteness. I have added her book, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Women are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets, to my reading list and hope you will, too. On the policy front, Stacey Abrams focused our attention on the criticality of addressing voter suppression (see http://fairfight2020.org/) and the need to support participation in the U.S. Census (http://faircount.org/). I encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can in making sure people are able to vote, to have their votes counted, and to make sure they are part of the census count.
   I encourage you in this month of celebrating social work to have a look at the recent report by the National Academies for Science, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Study Report entitled Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health. Efforts are already under way to promote research initiatives to evaluate social work endeavors in this area, as well as work to operationalize the recommendations in the report. I am pleased to have participated in an exciting meeting in the Chicago area that was focused on taking first steps toward identifying efforts already going on to integrate social care, barriers that need to be addressed, and opportunities and action steps. Stay tuned to announcements from NASW for additional opportunities to learn about this important study and what it means for us as social workers and the communities we live in.
     We have many learning opportunities to look forward to in 2020. Make sure to mark your calendar for the NASW national conference coming up on June 14-17, 2020. This year’s conference theme is “Social Workers Make a Difference." There are excellent plenary sessions and workshops planned that will enrich your professional development. In addition, you will have the opportunity to connect with more than 2,000 of your colleagues. I hope to see you there to learn, contribute, network, and celebrate our profession.
Read the rest of this article at:
More for Social Work Month:
Selected articles from the Winter 2020 issue:

You receive a notice that someone has issued a request for professional review, claiming you have breached the NASW Code of Ethics. What are your next steps? This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

The social work literature typically frames self-disclosure as a complex and controversial use-of-self practice. Inquiring minds still want to know: "Should I do it or not?" That question is too simple.

Travel social workers work at short-term assignments in a variety of locations. Travel allows much time for self-reflection and growth.

Be ready for various interview formats and behavioral interviewing. Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna provides sample interview questions to help you prepare for your social work job interview.

Stephen asked social workers on Twitter what self-care apps they use. Most common were meditation and fitness apps.
Military spouses in social work face challenges such as needing to learn new local resources every few years, licensure mobility, and frequent termination with clients.

The New Social Worker's book review of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do

The New Social Worker's book review of How To Be an Antiracist.

The New Social Worker's book review of People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

The New Social Worker's book review of Old and High: A Guide to Understanding the Neuroscience and Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Baby Boom Adults’ Substance Use, Abuse, and Misuse

The New Social Worker's book review of The Hospice Team: Who We Are and How We Care

Art is a powerful means of expression. These three art pieces by social work educator Wendy Turner address issues of racism, homophobia, and sexism.
This article was published in our Winter 2020 issue. We subsequently received feedback that led to its retraction and removal five days later on Monday, January 13. Click on above link for full retraction statement.
For the full Table of Contents and full text of all articles in this issue, please download the PDF.
Share With the Profession

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? Or an issue you have experienced as a social worker or social work student that you would like to share with peers? These are good places to start to identify a topic for a timely article for our website.
For the magazine, we are seeking articles on social work career development, field placement issues, and fields of practice.
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
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.
For more detailed information, please read our complete Writers' Guidelines.
Thank you!
In Print
Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell "Real-Life" Stories From Social Work Practice (5th Edition)
Spend a day with social workers in 62 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to you. Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 62 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.
"While the broadness of social work is what brings many people into the profession, at times it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we have Linda May Grobman to help social workers navigate their careers through the eyes of those with real life experience. The 5th edition of Days in the Lives of Social Workers includes traditional and non-traditional career paths that offer a practical and realistic snapshot of the diverse fields of social work. An added bonus is the updated list of professional organizations, web resources, and social media, blogs and podcasts. This is a must have for social workers at any stage in their career!"
Jennifer Luna, MSSW
Director, Dinitto Career Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

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.

Available 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.

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