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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.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall 2013 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER is available now!

As we continue our 20th year of publication of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine, exciting things are happening!

First, I want to thank all of our subscribers to THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER's free electronic edition. The Fall 2013 issue of The New Social Worker magazine is now ready to download! It is available, free of charge, in PDF format, directly from The New Social Worker Web site.
THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine and SaraKay Smullens' article on burnout and self care in the social work profession received the 2013 NASW Media Award for Magazine/Magazine Article. SaraKay and I will be at the PA NASW conference next week to accept the awards. I hope to see some of you there!
For this Fall season, Karen Zgoda and I put together THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER Magazine's Back-to-School Guide for Social Work Students. This guide is a collection of articles from the magazine that will help students succeed in the new academic year, mixed with back-to-school tips from a variety of social work experts. The guide is available in e-book formats only at Amazon.com (Kindle edition) and Smashwords.com (ePub and other formats).
A new book for your wish list! BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES, & ENDS: SIDEWAYS STORIES ON THE ART & SOUL OF SOCIAL WORK is is a collection of 99 stories, parables, poetry, and other writings on life as a social worker. It contains wit and wisdom about the profession that you will not find in a traditional textbook. As author Ogden Rogers says in the book's preface, "If they provoke a smile, or a tear, or a critical question, it’s worth it." I hope you'll consider putting this book on your holiday and graduation wish list!
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Download the Fall 2013 issue
The Fall 2013 issue is hot off the press! We have so much great material that we increased this issue from 32 pages to 36!
Highlights include  building resilience for new social workers, a response to the DSM-5, individual and group supervision, public housing,  mandated reporting (parts IV), social work at the movies, family technology assessments, poetry, book reviews, and more! We also are featuring an audio feature -- a very powerful poem by social worker Mozart Guerrier!
Did you know that when you read THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER in PDF format on your computer, you can click through to items as you read about them? Many URLs and e-mail addresses throughout the magazine are clickable. Give it a try!
Read It on Our Web Site
Articles from this issue are also available on our Web site (http://www.socialworker.com) in Web format.

...and much more! The above is just a sample of the content of the Fall issue. Visit our website for the full list of online articles and to download the full issue!
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Until Next Time...
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