The Social Worker Reading List

It can sometimes feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to finish your to-do list, get a workout in, socialize with your family and friends, and find time to stay up to date with human services policies and trends. But I know your overall goal being in this industry is to provide the best possible experience for families that rely on your services. Part of delivering that outcome means finding time to research what is happening in the industry and how you can continue to be at the forefront. 

Have no fear! We’ve done some of the leg-work for you. We’ve created a list of some of our favorite resources for the modern day social worker to help you stay ahead of the curve. 


Trending Transformations (APHSA)

APHSA's blog and resources highlight innovative ideas, strategies, and approaches—like systems of care, the Human Services Value Curve, and social determinants of health—that agencies can implement to improve outcomes.

Start with: "The Health and Human Services Workforce: Igniting the Potential”

Clinical Social Work Association

This association attempts to serve as the “voice” of clinical social workers. There is a job board, a listing of recent news and legislation that affects social workers, and other membership benefits.

Start with: Legislative Alerts 

Social Work Helper

Social Work Helper is a social work magazine that provides news and updates to current social worker issues and social justice matters. It is a newer publication, but serves social workers all over the world are finding local, political, and mental health news from this site.

Start with: How the Internet and Social Media Is Impacting Social Work

Bonus - inSocialWork® Podcast Series

inSocialWork is the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The purpose of this series is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice and practice to research. inSocialWork features conversations with prominent social work professionals, interviews with cutting-edge researchers, and information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of social work.

Start with: Episode 255 - Dr. D. Crystal Coles: Privatization in Public Child Welfare...Good for the State or Good for the Child?

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