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THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER® Social Work E-News

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Issue #96, November 2008

 

 

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EDITOR’S EYE

 

Dear Social Work Colleagues,

 

Welcome to Issue #96 of the Social Work E-News. This e-mail newsletter is brought to you by the publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine, SocialWorker.com, SocialWorkJobBank.com, and other social work publications.

 

Today is Veterans Day! Additionally, November is National Adoption Month, American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, National Family Caregivers Month, and National Hospice Palliative Care Month.  November 20 is the Great American SmokeOut. This is not an exhaustive list, but a representative list of some of the observances this month.

 

The Fall issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER has been uploaded to our Web site!  Go to http://www.socialworker.com to read the articles from this issue in Web format. You can also download this issue (and others) of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine in PDF format FREE at http://www.socialworker.com/home/component/remository/Download/TheNewSocialWorkerMagazine/TheNewSocialWorkerVol.15No.4(Fall2008)/

 

You can now go to http://www.socialworker.com/home/menu/Subscribe/ and subscribe (free) to receive an e-mail reminder and table of contents of each issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine when it is available.

 

I would like to call your attention to the fact that we have a new ordering system on our Web site, where you can order our books on social work and nonprofit management, as well as other items. With the holiday shopping season and graduations coming soon, you may find that a book such as Days in the Lives of Social Workers, The Social Work Graduate School Applicant’s Handbook, or The Nonprofit Handbook would make a nice gift for a social work colleague, friend, or student. Go to http://www.socialworker.com/home/blogsection/Publications/ for a listing of our publications and convenient “Add to Cart” buttons. You can also download our current catalog at http://www.socialworker.com/catalog20082009.pdf.

 

The Social Work E-News now has 25,000+ subscribers, and thousands of social workers (and people interested in social work) visit our Web sites. If you like our Web sites, The New Social Worker, and the Social Work E-News, help us spread the word!  Tell a friend, student, or colleague to visit us at http://www.socialworker.com, where they can download a PDF copy of the magazine, become our fan on Facebook, participate in discussions, and lots more.

 

Until next time,

Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW

Publisher/Editor

THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER®

http://www.socialworker.com

linda.grobman@paonline.com

 

 

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IN THIS ISSUE


Words From Our Sponsors

Letter to the Editor

Features

Job Corner/Current Job Openings

News & Resources

On Our Web Site

In Print

Newsletter Necessities

 

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WORDS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

 

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Hi Linda,

 

You don’t know me, but I have received your publication for several years now. Anyway, your entrepreneurial spirit has inspired me to start my own business (chsrea.org), and I just wanted to say thanks.

 

Respectfully,

 Robert Sanchez-Langston, MSW

President & CEO, CHSREA.ORG

 

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FEATURES

 

 

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ARTICLE EXCERPT

 

Social Workers Are Laughing

By Helen T. Whitley, MSW, LCSW

 

(Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from the Fall 2008 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER.  See our Web site to read the full article.)

 

Did you know there are more than 6,000 laughter clubs around the globe designed to promote good physical and mental health, a joyful spirit, and world peace? Social workers are quickly discovering Laughter YogaTM, a new body-mind fitness craze that is sweeping the world.

 

Laughter Yoga is a dynamic, simple stress-reducing activity, appropriate for all sectors of social work, especially in health care, geriatric settings, academic, and mental health settings. Since their origins in 1995, laughter clubs have popped up in more than sixty countries, with classes led by trained Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders. Clubs are usually free and open to the public.

A Laughter Retreat

As a licensed clinical social worker with a busy psychotherapy practice, I was feeling very burned out in the summer of 2006, when I discovered this new form of body-mind fitness. To cope with my stress, I went to a peaceful yoga retreat in the mountains of North Georgia. After settling in, I looked at the class schedule. On it was a class called “Laughter Yoga.” Just seeing the name brought a smile to my face. I couldn’t wait to see what it was about.

That Saturday, I stumbled upon a novel way to reduce stress, improve my mood, and connect with others. The funny thing was I was the only person there for the class besides the teacher! It was a slow week at the retreat, and the other summer guests were whitewater rafting that day.

The teacher was grinning from ear to ear as we realized I was the only student. She assured me I would enjoy it anyway. I must have laughed with this woman for about 45 minutes. We did one laughter exercise after another, breathing and stretching in between. My self-consciousness quickly faded away as the laughter connected us. After the exercise portion, she led me through a “laughter meditation.” This part of the class allows the body to cool down, thus deriving the most benefit from the laughter. By the end of the session, I was crying with laughter, releasing what felt like years of pent-up stress in my body. It didn’t hurt that this woman had one of the most contagious laughs in North Georgia. I could hardly stop the giggles from flowing.

After the class, I wanted to learn more. The teacher generously answered my questions, as she was happy to find a kindred spirit. She showed me global media footage that touched me deeply. I watched senior citizens; college students; cancer patients; and even blind, deaf, and mute children doing it. I was weeping as I saw the joy in their faces. I was simply amazed. This was exactly what I needed. No coincidence here.

The creator of Laughter Yoga had come all the way from India to train a group of new teachers at the retreat just months before I arrived. I couldn’t believe I had missed him. I thought it would be a fun way to combat the stress of my practice and get out of my head and into my body. With positive psychology gaining more and more popularity and acceptance, I could clearly see this technique was on the cutting edge of wellness. My husband is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP master practitioner, so this would be a natural extension of his practice, too. What a no-brainer! I was so excited about this new way of infusing laughter into my own and other people’s lives. As it turned out, my teacher was able to train us later that year as leaders; the first of two levels of training. In 2007, Dr. Kataria came to Miami, Florida, where we completed the teacher training with like-minded people from all over the world. It was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. I have never laughed that much in my life.

 

Read the rest of this article at:

http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/General/Social_Workers_Are_Laughing/

 

or download the Fall 2008 issue (which includes this article) at:

http://www.socialworker.com/home/component/remository/Download/TheNewSocialWorkerMagazine/

 

 

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November is National Adoption Month

 

This is the month to take some time to learn more about adoption.  Here are some resources:

 

AdoptUSKids:  http://www.adoptuskids.org/

Child Welfare Information Gateway:  http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/

National Adoption Day Web Site:  http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/2008/index.asp

National Council for Adoption: http://www.adoptioncouncil.org/

 

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Researchers applying domestic violence program with help of Oklahoma police

 

Researchers from three universities, including Dr. Jill Theresa Messing of Arizona State University’s School of Social Work, are applying and evaluating an intervention program for female victims of domestic violence in eight police jurisdictions in Oklahoma.  

 

In the Lethality Assessment and Intervention Program, researchers will train police to use a brief risk assessment to identify female intimate partner violence victims who are at risk of further violence and/or homicide, and place them in immediate telephone contact with social service providers. This program has been implemented without evaluation throughout Maryland, and recently was recognized as one of the top 50 innovations in government by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Institute. 

 

The aim of the research is to examine whether the intervention increases victims' help-seeking behavior and/or decreases their risk for future violence. The project involves police jurisdictions including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, El Reno, Talequah, Lawton, Stillwater, and Broken Arrow.

 

“This could signal a fundamental shift in the police response to intimate partner violence,” said principal investigator Messing, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at ASU’s College of Public Programs in downtown Phoenix. “Rather than focusing solely on the perpetrator, victims may be provided with the help that they need to keep them safe.”

 

Messing is collaborating with Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Dr. Janet Wilson at the University of Oklahoma, Sheryll Brown from the Oklahoma State Department of Public Health, and Dave Sargent from the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. The two-year project recently received a grant of more than $581,000 from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

 

The College of Public Programs at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus embraces students and faculty dedicated to rigorous education and research in the service of social and economic change. The College includes the Schools of Community Resources and Development, Public Affairs, and Social Work. For information, visit http://copp.asu.edu/

 

 

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JOB CORNER

 

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LCSW, Hamilton, NJ

 

LCSW, immediate openings in Hamilton, NJ 08690. Must be licensed in New Jersey with LCSW license. Busy psychiatric practice seeking full- or part-time candidates. Great team and atmosphere. Fax resume to 215-885-7197.

 

 

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Find more 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.  We are proud of the fact that this site was chosen as one of 350 (out of 40,000+ employment sites) to be included (for the third consecutive time) in Weddle’s Recruiter’s and Job Seeker’s Guide to Employment Web Sites 2007/2008.  Post your confidential resume at http://jobs.socialworkjobbank.com/c/resumes/resumes.cfm?site_id=122

 

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Job seeker services are FREE—including searching current job openings, posting your confidential resume/profile, and receiving e-mail job alerts.  Please let employers know that you saw their listings in the SOCIAL WORK E-NEWS and at SocialWorkJobBank.com. 

 

As of this morning, there are 1,078 jobs currently posted on this site.  SocialWorkJobBank.com has a new look!  Check it out today.

 

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NEWS & RESOURCES

 

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Social Workers Introduce Hospice Credential

Credential designed for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care

 

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to develop the premier credential for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care.

 

Launched in November to coincide with the observance of National Hospice Month, this credential was designed by social workers who are leaders in the field for social workers who have demonstrated compliance with national standards of excellence.  Social workers who work in hospice and palliative care provide a professional continuum of services addressing the biopsychosocial needs of patients and families affected by serious and life-limiting illnesses in order to maintain or improve their quality of life.

 

“We know that with the aging of the baby boomers and the lengthening of life spans, there is going to be an increased need for social workers in hospice and palliative care,” says Elizabeth Clark, PhD, MSW, MPH, executive director of NASW.  “NASW and NHPCO endorsed the need for these highly trained social workers to be recognized for the contribution of quality care to their patients.”

 

The collaboration between NASW and NHPCO enhances the depth of the hospice credential with NASW addressing the evolving social work issues, while NHPCO focuses on emerging issues in hospice and palliative care.


Some of the basic requirements for the hospice and palliative care credential include:

 

 

For more information or to apply for the Hospice Credential, please email credentialing@naswdc.org or visit http://www.socialworkers.org/credentials

 

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Change.Gov—Office of the President-Elect

 

It has been one week since election day!  President-Elect Barack Obama has a new Web site that will keep you up-to-date on his transition to the White House.  Go to http://www.change.gov to find:

 

 

You can also share your story and your vision with the Obama administration by clicking on “American Moment.” Finally, there is a section on the site to apply for jobs in the new administration.

 

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HelpPRO and Give an Hour Join to Help Military Families Get Free Therapy Services

 

 

Today is Veternas Day!  Give an Hour, a non-partisan, non-profit organization offering free mental health services to returning Veterans and their loved ones, recently announced a collaboration with HelpPRO®,  a leading online therapist finder used by thousands of consumers nationwide to locate needed mental health professionals in their community.

 

Through this agreement, mental health professionals who join the Give an Hour network, offering their time and professional help to returning troops, will receive a one-year listing in the HelpPRO® Therapist Finder, a $75 value.   In addition, mental health professionals already listed in HelpPRO will be notified of the opportunity to join the Give an Hour network to receive their free year listing.

 

“Currently, we have more than 2,700 licensed mental health professionals on our Give an Hour network,” notes Founder and President, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg.  “What our Veterans and their families and loved ones are experiencing as a result of deployments, traumatic brain injuries and other devastating physical injuries, PTSD, and more, is incomprehensible to the general population.  The sheer number of people being affected makes it virtually impossible for the very competent but overtaxed military health care system to provide help to everyone who needs it.” She adds, “We recognize that people in our field often want to help, but might not know how.  Our relationship with HelpPRO will make it easier for us to reach mental health professionals with this call to action.”  

 

Four major mental health associations in the United States—American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers—recently joined to support Give an Hour's efforts to provide free mental health services to returning troops and their families.


“The combined support of these four major associations underscores the magnitude of the psychological and emotional impact of war on our troops and their families as well as the urgency of getting these critical services to those who need them,” says Romberg. “We are honored to be able to announce this support in advance of Veterans Day; it is a great way to commemorate the service of our military members.”

 

Give an Hour hopes to recruit to its network 10 percent, or 40,000, of the approximately 400,000 licensed mental health professionals in the United States. With an average fee of $100 an hour, this would save the military and the taxpayer $4 million per week in mental health services costs.  Mental health professionals who are interested in donating counseling services to returning veterans and their families must agree to give one hour per week for a minimum of a year. 

 

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Podcast Series Gives Social Work Profession a New Voice

 

Provocative conversations with prominent social work professionals. Interviews with cutting-edge researchers. The latest on emerging trends in the social work field. And all available on demand, an iPod, or MP3 download away.

 

That's what's playing on "Living Proof," the University at Buffalo School of Social Work's freshly launched podcast series. 

 

"I do see more and more social workers who have iPods and listen to MP3 players," says Nancy J. Smyth, professor and dean of UB's School of Social Work. "It's a great way for us to begin to talk about who we are and what we do, and to provide a service to the profession. And I also hope, maybe get some people to listen to what social work is about, people who maybe don't even know about social work."

 

Go to http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/podcast to download the podcasts. 

 

Aimed at social work professionals but available to anyone with basic download capabilities, "Living Proof" emphasizes lifelong learning, promotes the use of the latest research in practice settings and encourages the generation of new knowledge as practice informs research (when researchers learn from practical experience of professionals). 

 

Its current lineup features a conversation between Smyth and Alex Gitterman, the Council on Social Work Education's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Gitterman's interview, "The Life Model: A 30-Year Reflection," is a dialogue about the Life Model of Social Work Practice and its continued influence on the field.

 

Other episodes include UB School of Social Work Professor Deborah Waldrop explaining her research on hospice and end-of-life decision-making for the nation's elderly. There is also a conversation with domestic violence expert, the Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin, Family Court judge for Erie County, who discusses the important role of social workers in the justice system.

 

The name "Living Proof" comes from the UB School of Social Work's motto. "We are living proof that social work makes a difference in people's lives," said Robinson. "The podcast series will highlight the difference and the importance of that difference."

 

"Living Proof" is a bi-weekly series. New episodes will be released every two weeks. Listeners can subscribe and have the podcast automatically delivered every time there is a new release. 

 

 

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More Than Five Billion Dollars Released Under LIHEAP

 

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt recently announced the release of $5.1 billion from the federal government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) under the Fiscal Year 2009 Continuing Resolution.  The funds will assist states, territories, tribal areas, and the District of Columbia with addressing their energy needs, particularly for the upcoming winter season. 

 

"The release of these funds will help low-income families stay warm this winter," Secretary Leavitt said.  "These funds will also help reduce the risk of health and safety problems exacerbated by exposure to extreme temperatures."

 

LIHEAP funding is provided to states through the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at HHS. The funds will assist eligible low-income households in meeting their heating and other energy needs.

 

"The funds released by the Bush Administration will help our most vulnerable citizens, including the disabled, elderly and children," said Josephine Robinson, director, Office of Community Services at ACF.

 

Block grant funds will be allocated to states under a formula specified in the Continuing Resolution. Of the $590 million in contingency funds, $100 million will assist states where large numbers of eligible households use heating oil for heat: Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  The remaining $490 million will help individuals in all 50 states.  

 

For a complete list of state allocations of the funds released, go to:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2008/liheap_allocations_fy2009.htm.

 

Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should contact their local/state/LIHEAP agency.  For more information, go to

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap or

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap/brochure.html.

 

 

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Sharing Family Strengths Activity Booklet Now Available – Free!

 

Family & Children's Service (Minneapolis, MN) has announced that the newly published Sharing Family Strengths Activity Booklet is available at no cost to families, teachers, mental health professionals, social workers, and community professionals who work with kids and families.

 

The Sharing Family Strengths Activity Booklet is a 16-page hands-on guide that will help parents and children identify and nurture their family’s strengths through fun activities and helpful ideas.  Using this booklet, families will learn together how to keep their family strong for years to come.

 

As part of the Minnesota Family Strength Project Research, Family & Children's Service asked more than 2,000 families what makes them strong.  Nine landmarks for family strength emerged and are now used widely as the foundation for building stronger families and communities. They are:

 

1.  Communication

2.  Health

3.  Time together

4.  Spirituality

5.  Support

6.  Respect

7.  Unity

8. Cultural traditions

9.  Extended sense of family. 

 

Thanks to a special grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, the Sharing Family Strengths Activity Booklet is available free of charge until supplies are gone.  Go to www.everyfamilymatters.org/booklet to request a copy be mailed to you or download your free copy.

 

Family & Children's Service has given help and hope to more than one million people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region since 1878. The organization provides mental health services and innovative services aimed at building strong families, vital communities, and capable children. To learn more, visit www.everyfamilymatters.org.

 

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SocialWorkChat.org–A Service of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER and NASW

 

Connect with other social workers online!  THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine and the National Association of Social Workers have teamed up with the Social Work Forum to bring you SocialWorkChat.org, an online community of social workers offering twice-weekly online real-time chats on a variety of topics.  The chats are held on Sunday and Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. EST.  Upcoming chats include:

 

Tuesday, November 11, Case Consultation  (TONIGHT)

Tuesday, November 18, Coaching

 

Registration is free! Chats will last about an hour. Check regularly for chat topics or sign up for e-mail reminders.

 

Go to http://www.socialworkchat.org to register and participate in the chats and other features of the site. 

 

 

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SocialWorkJobBank.com Offers Ways to Find Social Work Jobs

 

Have you been to SocialWorkJobBank.com lately?  Well, now is the time to visit and learn about THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s online job board for professional social workers.  This site is available to all social workers searching for employment opportunities.  Check out the site’s new look today!

 

We recognize that searching for employment opportunities within our specialized niche can be time-consuming and frustrating.  In providing this career center for our users, we are streamlining the process by focusing on our specific profession and offering jobs targeted to you.

 

The SocialWorkJobBank.com Career Center is easy to use and unique in its ability to 

 

 

The SocialWorkJobBank.com Career Center is the perfect place to begin searching for your next employment opportunity.  To access the career center to search through job listings, post your resume, and create job alerts, go to http://www.socialworkjobbank.com

  

 

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15% Discount Now Available on THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER® Continuing Education Program

 

YOU DESERVE CREDIT! Now you can get it. Keep up with your profession (and get credit for it) with THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER.

 

We have partnered with CEU4U (http://www.ceu4u.com/tnsw) to provide online testing, so you can receive continuing education credit for reading your favorite magazine. Take THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER courses or ANY courses at http://www.ceu4u.com/tnsw and automatically receive a 15% discount.

 

Continuing education credit is available for the Winter 2006-Spring 2008 issues of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER (2 hours/credit per issue).

 

All of these issues can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format at: http://www.socialworker.com/home/component/remository/Download/TheNewSocialWorkerMagazine/

 

 


 

Go to http://www.socialworker.com/home/menu/Continuing_Education_Program/ for complete details on THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s Continuing Education Program.

 

 

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JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK VALUES & ETHICS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

The Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, a free, online, peer-reviewed journal published by the publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, now offers continuing education credit. Beginning with the Spring 2007 issue of the journal, you are able to read selected articles and then take an online exam and receive continuing education credit.  See http://www.socialworker.com/jswve/content/view/57/52/ for complete details of this program. 

 

CE credits for the Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics are offered in cooperation with CE-Credit.com.  To see a complete listing of the 600+ courses that CE-Credit.com offers, go to: http://www.socialworker.com/cecredit.html

 

 

 

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FALL 2008 ISSUE OF THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

The Fall 2008 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is now available to download in PDF format at: http://www.socialworker.com/home/component/remository/Download/TheNewSocialWorkerMagazine/TheNewSocialWorkerVol.15No.4(Fall2008)/

 

THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER’s Web site at http://www.socialworker.com includes the full text of many articles from past issues of the magazine.  The current issue is featured on the site’s main page. The last several issues can be found under “Magazine Issues” on the top right column of the page.  For selected full-text articles from issues prior to Spring 2006, click on “Feature Articles Archive” on the left side of the page.  The magazine is also available for FREE download in PDF format.

 

Current articles from the Fall 2008 issue now online include:

 

 

Our online discussion forum/message board is a place for open discussion of a variety of social work-related issues.  Join in our discussion at http://www.socialworker.com (click on the “Forum” link).

 

Be sure to check out http://www.ceu4u.com/tnsw for online continuing education offerings, including courses based on reading THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine. Receive a 15% discount on all courses you take at http://www.ceu4u.com/tnsw.

 

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JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK VALUES AND ETHICS—FALL ISSUE AVAILABLE NOW!

 

The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics is a free, online, peer-reviewed journal published by the publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER. It is published twice a year (with occasional special issues), in full text, online at: http://www.socialworker.com/jswve

 

The Fall 2008 edition is available online now.

 

Included in this edition are the following articles:

 

 

 

Go to the journal Web site at http://www.socialworker.com/jswve to read this and other available issues.  You can also sign up for a free subscription, and you will be notified by e-mail when each issue is available online.

 

Get continuing education credit for reading selected articles from the Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics. See http://www.socialworker.com/jswve/content/view/57/52/ for details.

 

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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 or other occasions) for yourself, or for your friends, students, and colleagues in social work!

 

Briefly, those currently in print are:

 

DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS: 54 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories From Social Work Practice (3rd Edition), edited by Linda May Grobman

 

MORE DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS:35 Real-Life Stories of Advocacy, Outreach, and Other Intriguing Roles in Social Work Practice, edited by Linda May Grobman

 

DAYS IN THE LIVES OF GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORKERS: 44 Professionals Tell Stories From Real-Life Social Work Practice With Older Adults, edited by Linda May Grobman and Dara Bergel Bourassa. 

 

THE SOCIAL WORK GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICANT’S HANDBOOK: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Applying to MSW Programs (2nd Edition), by Jesus Reyes

 

THE FIELD PLACEMENT SURVIVAL GUIDE: What You Need to Know to Get the Most From Your Social Work Practicum, edited by Linda May Grobman

 

We also publish books on nonprofit management.  Want to start your own agency?  Check out the NEW edition of THE NONPROFIT HANDBOOK: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Nonprofit Organization (5th Edition), by Gary Grobman.

 

HOW TO ORDER

All of our books are available through our new secure online ordering system at:

http://www.socialworker.com/home/blogsection/Publications/

 

You can also download our catalog in PDF format at:

http://www.socialworker.com/catalog20082009.pdf

 

 

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