Issue #20, August 23, 2002


Dear Social Work Colleagues,

Welcome to Issue #20 of the Social Work E-News. This e-mail newsletter is brought to you by the publisher of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine and other social work publications.

We have scheduled author chats for the coming Fall. Please mark your calendar now.

Fall is almost here! Some of you are preparing to go back to campus, or you may already be there. If you are thinking ahead to social work graduate school, please visit our site at www.socialworkgradschool.com & you will find some helpful information, a message board, and an up-to-date listing of our author chats.

Also, please check out our latest specialty site, SocialWorkJobBank.com! See announcement later in this issue of the E-News. This new site is replacing our simple job listing page, and offers full interactive features, such as a searchable jobs database, e-mail job alerts, and an online job application feature. Get in on the ground floor with your resume and/or job posting.

Until next time,

Linda Grobman, ACSW, LSW

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Youth & Society is an email newsletter for professionals working with children and young people. The stated aim of the newsletter is to act as a forum for interested parties to share ideas and experience for the benefit of all. Readers and contributors include social workers, police, probation officers, youth workers and teachers. Recent issues have covered topics as diverse as social exclusion, parenting, drugs, teenage pregnancy and bullying. Anyone wishing to receive this newsletter should contact Stephen Smith by email at: youthandsociety@aol.com


Gifts From Within Web Site Offers 9-11 Anniversary Materials

An article on 9-11 ANNIVERSARY REACTIONS: An interview with. Frank Ochberg, M.D. is posted at

Also , please listen to a brand new song called "Heroes Unsung" written by a songwriter friend for GFW's upcoming video called "Police Trauma: Building Resiliency." Here is the URL. Please scroll down until you see Heroes Unsung. Http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/musicpg1.html


A New Web Site from Social Worker and Writer Kiersten Marek

Kmareka.com is a new non-profit quarterly online, edited by Kiersten Marek, LICSW, trauma-response social worker and fiction writer, in conjunction with husband, Kevin Marek, business analyst and writer. The site provides a social work page, with links and book reviews of relevance to social work. It also has fiction reviews and reporting on financial, political, and literary topics, all with a social work slant. Each issue contains a feature memoir, feature blogs, and feature recipes. In November 2002, Kmareka.com will also be launching a literary sister domain called Saga City, which will feature art, poetry, and fiction. Marek is now accepting submissions for Saga City and encourages social workers who write to submit their work. Visit and join this new online community by subscribing for free.




THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is launching its newly-designed online job board, SocialWorkJobBank.com & it's just getting started, so be among the first to sign up. If you are a job seeker, you can post your resume and receive newly posted job listings that match your criteria in your e-mail either weekly or daily. You can apply for jobs online, or e-mail job listings to yourself or a friend.

Employers, post your own jobs with our new easy-to-use automated process. We love to match up employers with job seekers, so let me (mailto:linda.grobman@paonline.com) know if you find a job or an employee on our site!




Stop by THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's chat room on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Rich Bott, BSW, is doing a great job of hosting the lively discussion of social work issues. Rich has been a regular on our Web site's message board since his BSW student days, and he is a dedicated volunteer chat host!

To chat, go to our home page at http://www.socialworker.com and click on the "Chat Now" button.

We have scheduled author chats on our new Social Work Grad School site for this coming fall. Monday night, October 14, join Jesús Reyes, author of THE SOCIAL WORK GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICANT'S HANDBOOK, for an informative discussion. Then, on November 13, Jan Ligon-who wrote several chapters with Jim Ward in THE FIELD PLACEMENT SURVIVAL GUIDE (as well as articles for THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER)-will chat about field placement issues. (This is a change from the date previously announced for Jan Ligon's chat.) These chats can be accessed from the main page of the site at http://www.socialworkgradschool.com



The Summer 2002 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine was mailed to subscribers in early July. If you are a subscriber, you probably have received your magazine by now. This issue includes articles on mental health practice, forensic social work, social and economic justice, job search tips, a poem on group work, a unique school social work bulletin board, and lots more. (Please note: subscribing to the magazine is separate from your subscription to this e-mail newsletter--go to http://www.socialworker.com/subrates.htm more info.)

Electronic editions of selected back issues of our quarterly print magazine, THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, are now available at InfoPost (http://www.infopost.com). Search for "new social worker" to get a complete listing of available issues.

SPECIAL OFFER: The electronic edition of the Fall 2001 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is still available as a FREE sample on InfoPost. Go to http://www.infopost.com to download it! It is a large PDF file (2,643 KB), so it may take a while for the download to complete.



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Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
(formerly the Will Rogers Memorial fund)

Immediate Opening

Position: Case Manager

The Case Manager is responsible for all implementing the assistance programs offered by the Pioneers Assistance Fund (which is a program service of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation). The primary role of the Case Manager is to provide case management services to clients for the purposes of rehabilitative medical care, consultation and qualifying him/her for financial assistance. The CM is also responsible for information services to clients, board members and general inquiries. Salary range is $40 - $50,000. Candidate must have BA in Social Work, Psychology or in a related field and three years experience in case management work.

For a more detailed job description, contact Todd Vradenburg, toddv@wrinstitute.org or call 888-994-3863, xt.103.


The compassion is obvious
You want to work with children and their families, providing comfort and support. You're eager to work with people who care as much as you do about helping patients find peace of mind. And you instinctively know how to help in their greatest time of need.

We should talk. Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the country in the pediatric specialty. You'll find that we give our staff the opportunity to grow and excel in a leading-edge environment where the power of compassion is universally recognized.

Social Workers
You will work with children who have chronic or terminal illnesses in either our Oncology Unit or Child Advocacy Division. As such, you will provide patients and their families with a variety of psychosocial services. Duties will also include training and orientation of other staff members, as well as field instruction. To qualify, you must possess a Master's degree in Social Work and a NYS C.S.W. Certificate, which must be obtained within one year of hire. Hospital experience and bilingual (Spanish) skills preferred.

If you define success as doing important work in a quality environment, please email resume to: nypcareers@hiresystem.com or apply online at http://www.nyp.org/careers, referencing Source Code 7368HS/ISWCOM. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Where the best belong


For more job listings, see our specialty job site at http://www.socialworkjobbank.com



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