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I'm a Social Worker, Educator, and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. annie says:

    please add mine to any lists you have – anniehollis.tumblr.com. thanks!

  2. Rachel West says:

    Excellent post. Thank you for including politicalsocialworker.org. BTW Melinda Lewis, from Class Room to Capital, will be a guest for Social Work Chats on 1/28 where we will be discussing immigration and the DREAM Act. She will also do another chat in May on political advocacy in social work.

  3. Few social workers are engaged in supporting our returning Warriors and their Families with integrative,holistic health practices, battle buddy and resources. Thank you for sharing my website and blogs on this national crisis.

  4. Rory says:

    As a social work student, I’m glad I stumbled upon this list! A lot of cool blogs that I can’t wait to read further, thanks :)

  5. Adewale Adegbenle says:

    I am excited to be in this profession and to see what others are doing to take it to the next level. Seeing the lead and bound that the profession has made in the past decade is energizing. Thank Relando for sharing these blogs.

  6. Dorlee says:

    Thanks so much, Relando, for your kind mention of my site :) I also love your new website design!

    • You’re welcome Dorlee! You do a wonderful job of curating great resources from helping professionals! Recognition can be hard to come by, but week after week you recognize some of the greatest among us by featuring them in your Best in Mental Health Series.

      Oh, and thanks for the compliment anout my website design! I love it too, and I think this one’s here to stay for awhile. Hopefully this layout makes my content more easily accessible and sharable to visitors.

      Thanks for all your support!

  7. Thanks for sharing my blog, Relando! It’s so great seeing all of these blogs and the support that social workers give to each other. I’ll be sure to check out each of these blogs. Thanks again.

  8. Lutz Siemer says:

    Hi Relando, great work! If you think it fits you can my blog about ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media http://mobilesocialwork.wordpress.com/

  9. TG Consultancy says:

    Hello,

    Thanks for this. I found it very helpful. Here are a few other Social Work blogs:

    http://hownottodosocialwork.wordpress.com/

    Keep up the great work!

  10. Hi, Relando! Thank you for the list—some of these I had heard of, and some I hadn’t. I came across one yesterday that I liked a lot, called http://socialworkerinthesouth.blogspot.com.

    I also have a social worker page that I put together—if it fits on any of your lists, could you include www.socialworkerjobdescriptionguide.com? I interviewed a bunch of my colleagues to put together in-depth descriptions of all the different ways that people practice social work.

    Thank you, Relando!
    Matt

  11. I write a blog – Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice (http://socialworksdigitaldivide.blogspot.com/) and Nancy Smyth has an excellent social work blog (http://njsmyth.wordpress.com/about-nancy-j-smyth/)

  12. Thank you for sharing these great resources Ellen! I’m familiar with Dr. Smith’s work and am really looking forward to learning more about you and your blog! It’s great to be able to connect with you.

  13. Loved this. Hopefully One day my (just created blog) can join the list :)

    http://notburningout.blogspot.com/

  14. Taia Ergueta says:

    Thanks Relando. I am leading an initiative with the goal of creating social and economic gains through building and recognizing the “wisdom of poor mothers”. Investing in low-income mothers as parents can have immense returns. My site has started as a clearinghouse of ideas, research and products that anyone in helping professions can use to help poor mothers increase their capabilities as parents. It is also going to profile actual wise poor mothers, directing admiration and pride to people who are real heroines but are ignored or disdained in our wealth-obsessed culture. Your suggested sites have already provided me with good ideas.

    If you or any of your readers have suggestions of:
    – programs, products or research that I should consider including on the poormomwisdom site, or
    – a wise low-income woman to profile there
    I will be very glad to hear from you.

    I look forward to enabling and connecting with many others in this wonderful field!

  15. Karen Zgoda says:

    Thanks for including my blog in your list! :)

  16. Wonderful resource with many great blogs! I’d like to share my blog in hopes that you’ll add it to your list! http://cheapsocialworker.blogspot.com/ Thank you!

  17. John says:

    Relando, Thank you so much for this post. I am currently taking a social work course at Miami University and these links will no doubt help not only me, but my classmates as well. One topic in particular that we have been studying that I have been able to find a lot of information with your help is poverty. We have learned that poverty is a cycle and unfortunately promotes generations to stay in poverty. We have also discussed the fact that 7 in 10 Americans face homelessness in their next paycheck. This is simply unacceptable. Hopefully through these blogs I can come up with some more ideas to better educate myself on such issues. Thanks again.

    • It’s true that poverty can be a vicious cycle, and social workers can play a role in working with, advocating for, and supporting people in poverty. Sometimes I feel as if the field has gotten away from that, but poverty is definitely an issue that should remain at the forefront of our work.

      I will continue to share resources here as I find them.

      Thank you for your comment John! I’m glad these links were helpful, and I am wishing you the best in your studies.

  18. Carolyn Peabody says:

    Great Resource!
    Check out http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/

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