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50 Blogs for Social Work Professionals

Social work is a highly specialized field that comes with a specific set of qualifications, rewards and obstacles. If you are a current social worker or looking to pursue one of many graduate level MSW programs, here you will find incredible resources regarding policy and regulations as well as personal accounts of social workers on their professional journey.

Aspiring and studying social workers will find helpful links to educational requirements, as well as a firsthand look at the lives of several social workers. This list of 50 blogs for social workers offers exhaustive resources for social workers of all levels.

    • Social Work Blog. Posted by the National Association of Social Workers, this blog is packed with information on various topics related to the social work profession.
    • The New Social Worker. This blog is a spinoff of the free online periodical The New Social Worker. Geared toward social worker newbies and those still studying, this forum offers topics on entering the social work profession.
    • The Social Work Blog. Keep abreast of social work issues globally with this UK based blog offering insights on news and views in the workplace.
    • Social Work Library @ Boston College. Offers links to blogs covering a variety of social work topics, from case-specific details to global social work issues, this site offers a blog for everyone in the profession. Feel free to create your own blog on this site as well.
    • Everyone Needs Therapy. One social worker's insights on hot topics in the social work field. This social worker is a big advocated of people seeking out treatment if they feel like they need it, or if someone tells them they need it.
    • HelpStartsHereBlog. Hot topics like why women stay in abusive relationships and what to do with an alcoholic partner are explored. This forum is geared towards both the social worker and those in need of therapy.
    • Social World Work Blog. Everything from exploring current news topics in relation to social work, to dissecting relationships portrayed in movies, this social worker offers her insights into her professional world.
    • Fried Social Worker Blog. Looking for a place to vent after a long week as a social worker? Do it here among colleagues who can relate to your frustration.
    • Wall. Offers a humorous spin on the world of a social worker and provides information on current issues in social work.
    • Social Worker-That's So Messed Up. This social worker offers an in-depth look at cases she has worked on. Names and identifying details have been changed to protect confidentiality.
    • This is Me. A social worker's tales of her own real life experiences and the insights she brings to them as a social worker.
    • Katie Malinski, LCSW. The focus of this social worker's blog is child and family therapy as well as tips on parenting.
    • Michigan Girl's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Michigan provides guidance to aspiring social workers and provides helpful links to show how a degree in social work can be used.
    • Do No Harm. One social worker's take on obscure nuances of the field, such as being a whistle blower when it comes to child protection and suicide issues. Helpful links about what it takes to become a social worker are also provided.
    • Smash Attack. Follow the daily goings-on of a future social worker on her educational journey through London and enjoy the links to other blogs.
    • SOWSA. Florida Atlantic University's forum to increase the understanding of the social work profession.
    • Social Work Tech Blog. A compelling blog on how to incorporate technology into your life as a social worker. Learn how to use technology to increase your productivity.
    • Social Workers Speak. This blog's focus is the portrayal of the social work profession in entertainment in media. Use this blog to help reshape the way the profession is depicted to the world at large through news media and the entertainment industry.
    • Asocial Work. Meanderings of one social worker as the history of social work is unfolded. Helpful information is also provided on researching skills.
    • Amy's Life in Brief. This social worker touches on the rules of being a social worker. Topics covered include HIPPA laws and barriers to successfully working in a hospital setting.
    • Social Work Help. Not only will this blog provide information on a variety of practice areas, it is also a free online social networking community for practitioners and students with access to free resources.
    • hi how are you? Explore with this social worker topics that touch upon how dealing with patients who are unable to receive social work care because of budget cuts to state aid programs. Also enjoy her commentary on quirky conversations with patients.
    • A Social Workers View. Conversations on highly debatable topics like gender roles and sexual violence are discussed here.
    • Theravive. Choose from several focused categories on this blog for social workers. Nearly every major topic is explored, including: boundaries, depression, divorce, social anxiety and much more!
    • Change Therapy. This blog offers a high concentration of information on eating disorders and implementing change through the STORR game - Stop, Reflect and Realize.
    • Dryblog. A wonderful resource for social workers whose patient list includes people suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.
    • WellnessWiki. Become part of the solution to solving the current healthcare crisis.
    • A Case Manger's Verse. Learn about this social worker's experience dealing with patient's other health care providers and patient's commentary about his physical appearance.
    • A Just Society. This social worker compellingly explores verbal violence in children.
    • Fighting Monsters. A discussion about what to do when you can no longer "help" a patient as a social worker is explored here.
    • Active Social Work. This UK based blog offers insights and ideas and welcomes opinions and sharing on a variety of topics in the social work profession.
    • Harlow's Monkey. This highly regarded blog is written by a social worker for families of adoptive children. The focus is primarily on interracial and international adoptions.
    • Mad World. Explore discussions on cutting edge technology in the social work world, such as blood tests to diagnose depression, anxiety and other disorders.
    • Adult Services. Social workers discuss the care of elderly and disabled patients.
    • Outside Left. Join the discussion among social work professionals concerning the social policy debate.
    • Social Work Test Prep. Get help preparing for the social work licensing exam. This blog includes forums, practice tests and quizzes and much more!
    • Social Care Blog. This journalist raises interesting probes concerning social work and social care issues.
    • Astrid's Journal. Learn about this psychologist's journey as a disabled social worker in the specialized field of autism. Having gone blind in childhood as complication of being born prematurely, this social worker doesn't let her disability hinder her ability to accomplish her dreams.
    • Jean's Journal. A part-time social worker recounts her difficult childhood, being misdiagnosed as a chronic schizophrenic, and the extreme therapy she was subjected to as a result. Journey along with her as she changed her future and became a well-adjusted, successful social worker.
    • The Mental Health Social Worker. Discuss hot topics in the world of the social worker. From the compatibility of bipolar disorder and pregnancy to predispositions to becoming a bully, a victim or both, this blog is a must-see.
    • NCCPR Child Welfare Blog. This blog serves those social workers in the child welfare and foster care field. Topics here tackle tough issues like child abuse, foster care and family preservation.
    • The Social Work Podcast. This blog explores a variety of topics on social work, from policy to independent practice, to research. No topic is left uncovered here.
    • Regulator Watch. Take an in-depth look at social work regulators with an emphasis on social care and protecting children.
    • desert MERCIES. Learn about this social worker's journey helping displaced women in Africa.
    • Perambulations through Pittsburg. This aspiring social worker takes an in-depth look at how her own fight with depression led her to pursue a career helping others.