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Social Work Online Magazines

January 12, 2010

Professional oriented magazines are a fun and important way of delivering up-to-date information. In my case, I regularly buy the Community Care Magazine and spend a few hours reading through its articles; I also get a weekly news feed through my e-mail subscription.

Recently, this practice has led me to look for further online publications on social work/care preferably free of charge and I believe I have found a few worth mentioning:

  • Social Work Today is a bimestrial North American publication that covers all issues regarding social work, from mental health to professional practice. At the Social Work Today’s website you have access to the past three years’ articles and also to some of the current issue. This is presented in a very friendly way, giving you the choice to browse the articles by subjects which is easier if you have in mind a particular topic.
  • Children and Young People Now is oriented for professionals in that specific area of social work in the UK. you can have access to all preview articles of the last seven years. I was very impressed with this website as it is very well organised and as they clearly point out:

CYPNow.co.uk is the essential website for multi-agency professionals who need to be kept up-to-date with news and information across children and youth services.

  • Rehab and Community Care Medicine. This Canadian publication focuses on Community and Home Care. I was very glad to see that their issues are all available at their website  in a very interactive and fun way to browse through.
  • The New Social Worker Online differs from the above, in this case it is accessible solely online, free of charge.  I am particularly fond of this magazine since it has a different take on social work, delivering very interesting articles on new media technologies, research and students’ daily challenges.
  • Community Care Magazine. As I have mentioned before I regularly buy this magazine, I believe it is one of the best and most informative social work publications in the UK. If you do live in the UK, Community Care has a special offer for students that consists of a half-price subscription and at the website you can find the main articles of  every past issues.

I tried my best to find the most relevant online resources available and I hope they will be useful for everyone interested in social work. As a side note, to view some of the magazines I have mentioned you may need to download the latest Adobe Reader version, which you can download following this link.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2010 8:10 am

    Good round-up and a lot of useful resources there. Thanks for putting it together!

    • natalia salinas permalink*
      January 12, 2010 1:15 pm

      Hi cb! Nice to see you, I’m glad you appreciate it.

  2. January 12, 2010 11:00 am

    Hi
    Thanks for mentioning Community Care – glad you find it useful! It looks like a really good blog you are putting together.

    • natalia salinas permalink*
      January 12, 2010 1:25 pm

      You’re welcome! Being myself from outside the UK, Community Care has been very important to help me familiarize with the reality of British social work.

      Thank you for the encouragement, I’m really enjoying putting the blog together.

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