Welcome to Issue #221
of the Social Work E-News!
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Our Social Work Month Project 2019
is complete, and I want to thank you for celebrating with us. Our focus this year was 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)
. Please visit the Social Work Month 2019 page
to read the published works on this important topic.
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.
Our Spring/Summer issue is in the works and will be available very soon! IN THE MEANTIME
... 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").
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Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW
THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER®
April marks several observances, including but not limited to:
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- National Poetry Month
- Autism Awareness Month
- National Child Abuse Prevention Month
- National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 8-12)
ProtoCall Crisis and Access Counselor
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ProtoCall is a resilient team that works around the clock to provide immediate help for those in crisis. We are hiring fully remote Counselors and Social Workers. If you have a Master's degree and are licensed or registered with your state board, we are interested in discussing this opportunity with you.
What does an average day look like for a Crisis and Access Counselor?
You will receive calls from people reaching out in a time of crisis who need to know that there is a compassionate professional on the other end of the line who wants to help. Your clinical skills and training will prepare you to work with people in real despair, you’ll answer questions, make referrals, and help get people set up with a better plan. You’ll help people feel heard and supported. You’ll offer hope to many. You’ll even help save lives. And you’ll do this for people from all over the country, of all ages, races, and ethnicities, all in a single day.
Would you like to work for a company that cares?
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Apply online at jobscu.org
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
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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.
"Shoplifters" - When Love Lives Amidst Ethical and Moral Violation (Film Review)
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's website.
Read the complete article at:
by SaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, DCSW
In Shoplifters, the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda
provides a social work audience with echoes of the heartbreak we face
with our clients day in and day out: the toll of poverty, hopelessness,
with lack of empathy from so many; the suffering and vulnerability of
children and their deep longing for love; the inhumanity of a dense
inner-city existence; bureaucratic arrogance and callousness. He also
points to the frightening underbelly of human existence when nothing is
as it first seems (or how people portray it); how lack of control over
both events and personal instincts plays a major role in each life; the
ultimate cost of dark secrets; the power of love; and how even in the
tiniest slivers, love can make endurance possible.
In this film, gentle and understated, yet throbbing with intensity, Hirokazu Kore-eda examines what constitutes a family: Does
family consist only of blood relatives? What emotions and choices offer
sustenance? What counteracts hope and a feeling of belonging? What role
does manipulation, betrayal, and cruelty play? What is the impact of
inconsistencies and contradictions? In this complex focus, viewer
emotions are in constant flux as a dark mystery slowly unfolds, bringing
its painful truths. What you see initially in Shoplifters is
surely not what you get! All of the Shibata family members
have unsettling, disturbing components to their lives, having an impact
(Please note: the following introductions of family members and
some of their activities is for framing only. I will not reveal the
film’s intricate, unfolding, startling development.)
In the initial moments of Shoplifters, we are
introduced to a unifying Shibata family business - father and son steal
food and household necessities, using quirky hand motions to coordinate
and signal proper timing for the grab and hide. At first glance, they
seem to steal only to care for basic human needs of their family, which
seems to include a middle-aged husband and wife, Osamu (Lily Franky) and
Noboya (Sakura Ando); their son Shota (Kairi Jyo); a daughter (or
perhaps Osamu’s younger sister), Aki (Mayu Matsuoka); and a grandmother,
Hatsue (Kirin Kiki, the beloved character actor in her final film
Read the rest of this article at:
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.
Write for THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER
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.
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
The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals
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.
BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES, & ENDS: SIDEWAYS STORIES ON THE ART & SOUL OF SOCIAL WORK
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
White Hat Communications, publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine and the Social Work E-News, has published several books about social work
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