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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.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mentoring with Mankita...our newest blogger!

I am ecstatic to announce that Susan Mankita, LCSW, is joining THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER as our newest blogger/columnist. Susan and I met online way back in the 1990s when she was the coordinator of the AOL Social Work Forum. We have since become real-life friends, colleagues, and collaborators. Susan has a positive impact wherever she goes.

Here is Susan's official bio:

Susan Mankita, MSW, LCSW, has been a proud professional social worker for 20 years. She is on the faculty at Florida International University School of Social Work as the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program Coordinator. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in practice and human behavior and child welfare. She provides clinical supervision for licensure, tutoring for licensure prep, offers consultation services to nonprofits, and is a public speaker and trainer on a variety of practice related topics. She is known locally and around the United States to social workers for her expertise on Internet ethics and practice. She was the founder of the AOL Social Work Forum and currently serves as the Community Manager of www.socialworkchat.org, an online community for social workers, co-sponsored by NASW and The New Social Worker Online. Licensed since 1994, Susan co-teaches a licensure prep course for NASW Florida, and has recently worked with colleagues to develop a course specifically for licensure exam re-takers.

Need I say more? Susan will be sharing her expertise and wealth of knowledge on such topics as the licensure exam, supervision, public speaking, and more here on our blog. Watch for her blog...coming very soon!


  1. CONGRATS!!  Can't wait to read your first post.  Welcome aboard!

  2. I am so grateful you are joining us! As a Title IV-E recipient, I am interested in all you'll bring to the blog!

    Ms. T. J.

  3. I am pleased that Susan is sharing her knowledge on this site. I just need to get over the technological hurdle and figure out how to read her posting. Sigh.

  4. Hi.  Susan hasn't actually started posting on the blog yet. We should be hearing from her soon!