Issue #103, June 9, 2009



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Dear Social Work Colleagues,


Welcome to Issue #103 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.


Congratulations, Spring 2009 social work graduates!  Getting your social work degree is a great accomplishment, and I wish you well in your professional career!


June marks the observance of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, National Safety Month, National Aphasia Awareness Month, Children’s Awareness Month, Professional Wellness Month, and International Men’s Month, among others!  Also, special weeks and days this month include National Headache Awareness Week (June 7-13), National Men’s Health Week (June 15-21), and Father’s Day (June 21). Coming in July:  Mental Illness Awareness Month, Social Wellness Month, Juvenile Arthritis Awarenss Month, and Purposeful Parenting Month.


Last month, I announced that I was starting “The New Social Worker Book Club.” We now have an official group on Facebook for the club.  You can join the group at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?&gid=98840583520 – the club already has 135 members. We are reading the book, The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, and will be discussing it online in a live chat next month.  Join the group to stay updated on discussions of this and other books in the future.


Don’t forget—the Spring issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is now available on our Web site (and the Summer issue is coming next month)!  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.16No.2(Spring2009)/


In addition, we have published a special book and video review supplement to the Spring 2009 issue.  You can download the supplement at http://www.socialworker.com/home/component/remository/Download/TheNewSocialWorkerMagazine/TheNewSocialWorkerVol.16No.2(Spring2009)BookandVideoReviewSupplement/ or go to http://www.socialworker.com and scroll down to read the book reviews.


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.  If you are a subscriber to the E-News (which you are reading now!), this does NOT mean that you are automatically subscribed to THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine.  They are two different publications!


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Article Excerpt:  A Different Kind of Teacher

By Kryss Shane


(Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from the Spring 2009 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER.  Read the full article at: http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/Professional_Development_%26_Advancement/A_Different_Kind_of_Teacher/)


I never once said that I wanted to be a social worker when I grew up.

From the first memories I have, I always believed that I was meant for something great—educating others. I loved to read and write as a child, especially poetry, and sometimes wrote stories and poems about my fated future teaching.


All through elementary school, I believed I was going to teach, and by middle school, I was keeping a list of my teachers’ assignments and behaviors so that I would be prepared when I grew up, without making the same mistakes my teachers had made. In middle school, I decided that when I was a teacher, there would be no homework and no detention. By high school, I’d decided that any student who didn’t turn in their homework should get a detention. Of course, I found myself the person who many turned to for help with assignments, family issues, or dating drama, which I gladly advised on while explaining how to count protons or where to find out how many representatives are assigned to each state.

I graduated high school with a plan to attend college and then return to take over the English department of my alma mater. I think I was about two quarters into the program and three weeks into a quarter’s class on British Literature when I found myself dozing off. I realized that if I couldn’t sit through it for four hours each week, I surely couldn’t teach it for forty years!

Having spent more than a decade in charge of a volunteer-run soup kitchen, I decided it made sense to incorporate the two ideas and teach cooking classes, which meant earning a teaching certification in Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly known as “home economics,” although it now included courses in career exploration and job skills). My first experience was student teaching in an urban high school, which had a 42% attendance rate and just over a 50% graduation rate. My instructions were to observe, but I found myself placed under the eye of a cooperating teacher who was nearing retirement and who was quite eager for me to take over, as soon as I felt comfortable, which took less than one month.

Not only did I excel during classes, but soon, my classroom was the place many students came to discuss problems during their lunch periods. As weeks passed, I became frustrated with all of the lesson planning and counting the minutes until lunch time came and my classroom again filled with students eager to talk about themselves and their lives. I learned about students who dreamt of being CEOs but assumed they’d settle for being the secretary for one, those who only came to class twice each week because they had to stay home to care for younger siblings, and those whose own children were the same age as classmates’ siblings. They told me of their uneducated parents who didn’t believe in the worth of a diploma and of their fears for safety when walking home from work in the middle of the night. Although many of their stories were of situations that broke my heart, I enjoyed learning about the students and gaining insight into their lives. At the end of my student teaching time, I received a glowing review from my cooperating teacher, and several students cried when they knew my time with them was over.

Although successful, I found myself hating the idea of writing lesson plans and teaching material required by the Board of Education when I knew there were life skills that students were more likely to use in their daily lives. What I really wanted was to be the kind of teacher who sat and listened to students and helped them figure out what to do to get from where they were to the goals and dreams they had. I was months from earning my diploma before I knew that they called these teachers “social workers.”


Read the rest of this article at: http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/Professional_Development_%26_Advancement/A_Different_Kind_of_Teacher/




In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009


Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State

Washington, DC


June 1, 2009


(NOTE: The following is a statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which marked the beginning of the gay rights movement.)


Forty years ago this month, the gay rights movement began with the Stonewall riots in New York City, as gays and lesbians demanded an end to the persecution they had long endured. Now, after decades of hard work, the fight has grown into a global movement to achieve a world in which all people live free from violence and fear, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


In honor of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and on behalf of the State Department, I extend our appreciation to the global LGBT community for its courage and determination during the past 40 years, and I offer our support for the significant work that still lies ahead.

At the State Department and throughout the Administration, we are grateful for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees in Washington and around the world. They and their families make many sacrifices to serve our nation. Their contributions are vital to our efforts to establish stability, prosperity, and peace worldwide.


Human rights are at the heart of those efforts. Gays and lesbians in many parts of the world live under constant threat of arrest, violence, even torture. The persecution of gays and lesbians is a violation of human rights and an affront to human decency, and it must end. As Secretary of State, I will advance a comprehensive human rights agenda that includes the elimination of violence and discrimination against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.


Though the road to full equality for LGBT Americans is long, the example set by those fighting for equal rights in the United States gives hope to men and women around the world who yearn for a better future for themselves and their loved ones.


This June, let us recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which all people can live in safety and freedom, no matter who they are or whom they love.


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Father’s Day: June 21, 2009

There are an estimated 64.3 million fathers in the U.S.  The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.




The New Social Worker’s Woman Challenge Team

In last month’s Social Work E-News, I challenged you to join the Woman Challenge at http://www.womenshealth.gov/woman/woman-challenge/ by registering and clicking “Join a team” to join “The New Social Worker’s Woman Challenge Team.” 

To date, we have seven members on our team.  One week we met our overall team goal.  The other weeks, we have met about 75% of our goal.  Let’s keep it up and see if we can meet our goals in the coming weeks!

If you would like to join the team, go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/woman/woman-challenge/ and register.  If you cannot locate our team, please e-mail me at linda.grobman@paonline.com and let me know your username.  I will then be able to add you to the team.




The New Social Worker Book Club!

Last month, I announced that I was starting a book club for social workers—The New Social Worker Book Club!  Our first book selection is The Soloist, by Steve Lopez.  You may have seen the movie by the same title, which was released in theaters in April.

After seeing the movie, I was intrigued by this story, and I am now reading the book.  Want to read it with me?  Go to Amazon and get it for only $3.99.  (This link will take you directly to The Soloist’s page.) 

We will be discussing this book in a live chat at http://www.socialworkchat.org in July.  Stay tuned for the exact date.  If you are on Facebook, you can join the club’s Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?&gid=98840583520, where we already have 135 members!  I will be posting announcements about the club on this page.  I have also posted some links there to various Web sites about or related to The Soloist.










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.  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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CSWE Welcomes Seven New Board Members With Diverse Perspectives

The Council on Social Work Education welcomes seven new members to its Board of Directors on July 1. Bringing diverse and valuable experiences to CSWE’s leadership are President-Elect Mildred “Mit” Joyner; Vice President/Secretary Betty Garcia; and Harriet Cohen, Isabel Feliciano, Charles Flora, Anne “Ricky” Fortune, and Geri Outlaw, who represent the BSW and MSW-level program and practitioner perspectives.

Board members are elected annually by CSWE members to replace those who have completed their 3-year terms of service. This year, votes for board members were tallied on May 29, after a 1-month electoral period. President-Elect Mit Joyner will shadow President Ira Colby for one year, in accordance with CSWE’s bylaws. All newly elected board members will become active in their leadership roles on July 1. 

President-Elect Mit Joyner is a professor and chairperson of West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Social Work Department. Formerly president of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), Joyner’s interest areas are gerontology, child abuse, and diversity. Vice-President/Secretary Betty Garcia of California State University, Fresno, was recently chair of the National Association of Social Workers’ National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity.

The two new board members representing undergraduate social work bring a wealth of experience. Harriet Cohen, a Hartford Faculty Scholar from 2006–2008, is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University and has served on the CSWE Gero-Ed Center’s advisory board. Isabel Feliciano from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras has worked with many population groups from inmates to delinquency youths.

Gerri Outlaw and Ricky Fortune bring a variety of knowledge to CSWE from the graduate perspective. Gerri Outlaw is social work department chair and MSW program director at Governor’s State University and is experienced in HIV/AIDS education and prevention in African American communities. Ricky Fortune is academic programs associate dean and Internships in Aging director at SUNY Albany and previously served as president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Charles Flora, a Vietnam veteran, represents a new practitioner perspective. His career in social work began in individual and family counseling. He later joined the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service, which provides counseling and community services to combat veterans and their families. There, he is executive assistant to the chief officer.

The Council on Social Work Education is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.



P.O.V.’s 22nd season

P.O.V. is a series of “documentaries with a point of view.” Check your local PBS TV listings for exact times in your area.

The following are upcoming films to be shown in the P.O.V. series. For more information, see http://www.pbs.org/pov/.

NEW MUSLIM COOL June 23, 2009

by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself. Produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).


BEYOND HATRED June 30, 2009

by Olivier Meyrou

In September 2002, three skinheads were roaming a park in Rheims, France, looking to “do an Arab,” when they settled for a gay man instead. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu fought back fiercely, but he was beaten unconscious and thrown into a river, where he drowned. The acclaimed French vérité film Beyond Hatred is the story of the crime’s aftermath; above all, of the Chenu family’s brave and heartrending struggle to seek justice while trying to make sense of such pointless violence and unbearable loss. With remarkable dignity, they fight to transcend hatred and the inevitable desire for revenge.


LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC. July 7, 2009

by Eric Daniel Metzgar

In 2004, Jason Crigler’s life was taking off. He was one of New York’s hottest young guitarists, his new CD was due for release, and his wife, Monica, was pregnant with their first child. Then, at a gig in Manhattan, Jason suffered a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. His doctors doubted he would ever emerge from his near-vegetative state. The astonishing journey that followed, documented by friend and filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar (“The Chances of the World Changing,” P.O.V. 2007), is a stirring family saga and a portrait of creative struggle in the face of overwhelming tragedy.



by Pamela Yates

Over 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. Like a deft thriller, The Reckoning keeps you on the edge of your seat. An Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.



by Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath

Filmed over 23 years, The Betrayal is the Academy Award®-nominated directorial debut of renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras in a unique collaboration with the film’s subject and co-director, Thavisouk (“Thavi”) Phrasavath. After the U.S. government waged a secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War, Thavi’s father and thousands of other Laotians who had fought alongside American forces were abandoned and left to face imprisonment or execution. Hoping to find safety, Thavi’s family made a harrowing escape to America, where they discovered a different kind of war. Weaving ancient prophecy with personal testimony and stunning imagery, The Betrayal is a story of survival and the resilient bonds of family. A Diverse Voices Project co-production with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); funded in part by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). An Official Selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.


HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO July 28, 2009

by Kim Longinotto

Variety describes it as a film “mixing ferocity with tenderness, delicacy with tenacity” —exactly like the unusual school it explores. In Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, one of Britain’s leading documentary filmmakers takes a vérité look at Oxford’s Mulberry Bush School for emotionally disturbed children. Mulberry’s heroically forbearing staff greets extreme, sometimes violent behavior with only consolation and gentle restraint. Kim Longinotto’s unblinking camera captures an arduous process and a nearly unhinged environment, but it also records the daily dramas of troubled kids trying to survive and the moments of hope they achieve with Mulberry’s clear-eyed staff.




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. Eastern Time.  Susan Mankita is the manager of SocialWorkChat.org.


Upcoming Chats

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 (TONIGHT)—Attachment Disorder

Tuesday, June 16, 2009—Affairs


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. 





SocialWorkJobBank.com: Check It Out!


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 and employers looking for professional social workers.


In March 2009, we launched our new and improved résumé posting system.  Now you have a choice of building your résumé online or uploading your résumé in PDF or Word format.  If you previously posted a résumé on SocialWorkJobBank.com (before March 22, 2009), you will need to log in to your account and update your résumé.


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 résumé, and create job alerts, go to http://www.socialworkjobbank.com


SocialWorkJobBank.com Offers for Employers


We have some great offers for employers.  On our Products/Pricing page at http://jobs.socialworkjobbank.com/r/jobs/post/index.cfm?site_id=122 you can find all of our rates, packages, and special offers.  These include a great deal on unlimited job postings for a full year, for employers that are recruiting for multiple social work positions.




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The Spring 2009 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.16No.2(Spring2009)/


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 Spring 2009 issue now online include:

• Student Role Model: Ashley Bunnell
The Day Self-Determination Died: The Challenges of Implementing Self-Determination in Day-to-Day Life
Students Face Client Suicide: A Painful Reality
A Different Kind of Teacher
An MSW Student’s Life 
Different Strokes: Art and Photo Therapy Promote Healing
The Need to Inject the Social in Addressing Mechanistic Clinical Misconceptions Found in Long-Term Care Environments
Coming Home as a Social Worker: A Recent Graduate's Experience in Professionally Helping Within Her Community
Building Your Private Practice
SW 2.0: CaringBridge
An Accidental Job Search
Social Work Students Learn About Harm Reduction in Switzerland


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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 NONPROFIT HANDBOOK: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Nonprofit Organization (5th Edition), by Gary M. Grobman.



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