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The New Social Worker is the quarterly magazine for social work students and recent graduates, focusing on social work careers for those new to the profession. This blog is a companion to the free online magazine at http://www.socialworker.com.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring is here...

Hello, everyone! Spring is here (although it was SNOWING last night in Harrisburg, PA), and with it comes the new issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine. The Spring 2009 issue is available, free of charge, in PDF format directly from The New Social Worker Web site.

To download the Spring 2009 issue, go to:

Articles from this issue are also available on our Web site (http://www.socialworker.com) in Web format.

Here are some highlights from this issue:

• 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

In this issue, I am especially excited to introduce our new technology columnist, Karen Zgoda. She starts off the new SW 2.0 column with a review of CaringBridge.org, a site that provides free online communities for people who are critically ill, in treatment, or in recovery.

If you are a follower of this blog, you have probably already been introduced to both Karen and our MSW student columnist, T. J.


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• Temple University Harrisburg—http://www.temple.edu/harrisburg
• University of St. Francis—http://www.stfrancis.edu
• University of Tennessee College of Social Work—http://www.csw.utk.edu
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If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you!

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