Share Your Input: What Are Your Must-Have Materials For The Beginner Social Work Student?

Are you a Social Worker or a current Social Work student? I have a question for you.

Every now and then I’m approached by students who are considering studying Social Work and want suggestions on must-have materials for those who are just starting out.

At the encouragement and request of one of my readers, I’m working on a piece in which I will share some of my own responses to that question. I also wanted to ask you what your thoughts were in hopes that I could include them in that piece.

Multiple submissions are encouraged and, depending on the response rates, this could become a regular feature on N.A.H.

Do you have any suggestions on what you feel are must-have materials for the new Social Work student?

What books, articles, films, short clips, links, or other materials do you feel should be required reading/viewing/must-have resources for the beginning Social Work student?

Update 03/07/16

There has been such a wonderful pouring out of responses, which have been compiled in the note A Beginning List of Readings For New Social Work Students. You can continue to provide your responses in the comment section here, or in that post.


Provide your responses below in the comment section, and share this post with friends and colleagues who might be interested in sharing.

Thank you for sharing your tips for beginning and potential Social Work students.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice 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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