Social Worker Blogs for 2021

Social work professionals and students have many resources available to them to increase their knowledge and build their careers. Websites, podcasts and videos can all help sharpen your skills as you stay informed about social work issues and participate in discussions with peers.

Social work blogs are also a good way to hear from people in the profession as they share their experiences and ideas. There are many options out there, but lists are often filled with inactive blogs and websites that never seem to get updated. If you are looking for active blogs with professional social work content, check out our list of helpful social worker blogs for 2021.

If you would like to become a social worker, you can take a look at our list of master’s in social work online programs. Once you earn an MSW degree you will be able to pursue a career based on the specialization you choose. 

List of Social Work Blogs 

Creative Play Therapist

  • Editor: Lauren Stockly, LCSW, RPT, PPSC
  • Social Work Focus: Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Our Favorite Post: Online Experiential Tele-Play Therapy Training
  • Description: This blog was created to share innovations in play therapy and resources with others.

Gary Direnfeld

  • Editor: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
  • Social Work Focus: Counseling and Therapy
  • Our Favorite Post: Tame a Troublesome Teen with These Three Steps
  • Description: This blog is intended to help people with issues related to family life, relationship and parenting.

Health & Social Care Workforce

  • Editor: King’s College London
  • Social Work Focus: Research
  • Our Favorite Post: The Challenge of Self-Isolating in Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Description: This blog from the National Institute for Health Research Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London focuses on workforce issues in the UK health and social care sector.

Inside Social Work – Loyola University Chicago

  • Editor: Loyola University Chicago
  • Social Work Focus: Careers
  • Our Favorite Post: BRAVE Offers Remote Resources During COVID
  • Description: While focusing on staff, faculty, students and alumni of Loyola University Chicago, this blog also discusses social work issues.

Katie Malinski

Musings of a Social Work Academic

  • Editor: Martin Webber
  • Social Work Focus: Academics
  • Our Favorite Post: Improving Parenting Assessments
  • Description: This blog aims to bridge the gap between the academic and practice fields of social work.

NASW Social Work Blog

  • Editor: National Association of Social Workers
  • Social Work Focus: Professional Social Workers
  • Our Favorite Post: This Is Who We Are: Social Work Is Well Suited to Helping Nation Address Coronavirus, Racism
  • Description: This is a blog from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

R.E.A.L. Social Workers

  • Editor: Marcyline Bailey, LCSW, ACSW
  • Social Work Focus: Career Development
  • Our Favorite Post: A Beginners Guide to Stress Management
  • Description: This blog from R.E.A.L. Social Workers Online Magazine covers career development, communication, entrepreneurship, work-life balance and more. 

School Social Work.net

  • Editors: Dr. Michael Kelly, Scott Carchedi and Sean Delaney
  • Social Work Focus: School Social Workers
  • Our Favorite Post: Self-Care Plans During and After a Pandemic
  • Description: School Social Work Net supports school social workers through the sharing of tools, resources and research.

Social Life Blog

Social Work Career

  • Editor: Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LCSW
  • Social Work Focus: Careers
  • Our Favorite Post: Re-Energize and Provide Best Therapy
  • Description: This blog shares education and training ideas, expert interviews, LMSW exam tips, personal growth skills, social work career advice and more.

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network

  • Editor: SWHPN
  • Social Work Focus: Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Our Favorite Post: Being a Hospice Social Worker in a Time of Crisis
  • Description: This blog from the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network offers information, resources, updates and news for hospice and palliative care social workers.

Social Workers Speak

  • Editor: NASW Communications Network (NCN)
  • Social Work Focus: Social Workers and Media
  • Our Favorite Post: Sesame Workshop Turns to Social Workers to Help Kids Impacted by Opioid Crisis
  • Description: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) uses this blog to allow social workers and the general public to critique and improve the way social workers and social issues are covered in the news media, and portrayed in the entertainment industries.

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

The Masked AMHP Blog

The New Social Worker

  • Editor: Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW
  • Social Work Focus: Careers
  • Our Favorite Post: To the Student Who Is Unsure of Your Future: You Can Do It
  • Description: This is a blog of The New Social Worker Magazine, which provides practical articles on social work ethics, students, practice issues, field placement, practice specialties, technology, book reviews and more.

Information on this page was last retrieved in October 2020.