New Jersey - Staff Information

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Linda Blank
New Jersey Coordinator


Linda Blank received her MSW from Rutgers University in 2002 and her B.A. degree in English/Communications from Yeshiva University while also studying at New York's Center for the Media Arts. Professionally, she has worked with At-Risk Children, Inpatient Psychiatric Clients and was the Social Service Director for a Long Term Care/ Subacute Setting. Other populations she has worked with include Developmentally Disabled , LGBT and Abused Children. Linda has been the New Jersey Coordinator since 2005 and is an active member of NASW-NJ.

To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Linda can be reached at 973.509.9300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Of Interest

Recognizing the Need For School Social Workers

We encourage you to read this interview with Samantha Boatwright, a licensed clinical social worker who works with public school kids in Georgia. Those in these roles are stretched thin providing much needed mental health services to kids around the country.

In this article, Boatwright shares how she’s hoping to help families struggling to understand mental illness in children and why working with children on their mental health is crucial for development.


Why Companies Need Social Workers

Social workers can fill a variety of roles for companies, but as researchers are finding employing social workers for employees’ mental health can increase overall performance. Having social workers on staff can also help keep management’s decisions in check with ethical guidelines and evolve HR departments. Read this great article to learn more about why companies need social workers.


Social Workers as Super-Heroes TEDx Talk by Dr. Anna Scheyett 

Dr. Anna Scheyett describes the ways that social workers serve their communities in this TEDx Talk. Dr. Scheyett serves as dean of the College of Social Work at USC. Her research examines community integration of vulnerable populations, especially those with serious mental illnesses, those with HIV, and those involved in the criminal justice system.