Behavioral Health Related Resources

Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide: No Amount of Substance Use Is Safe for Adolescents

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

May 03, 2018

NASW and AAP are both partners in CDC’s Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy. Screening adolescents for substance use is recommended as a standard clinical practice. AAP, in cooperation with CDC, has a new guide to help practitioners implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs among adolescents. Applicable for social workers in health, school and other settings, the guide provides SBI tools along with guidance on protecting patient privacy and other key issues.


Find Your Way To Alcohol Treatment

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Feb 20, 2018

NIAAA's Treatment Navigator is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems. The Navigator is designed to help point the way to evidence-based alcohol treatment options delivered by skilled health professionals and to help people choose the best options for their specific situations.


CDC Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Training & Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Feb 14, 2018

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affect individuals and families across social work practice settings and systems of care — but they can be prevented. Learn more about FASD, strategies for preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP), and models for FASD-informed care. CDC offers free, online learning modules for busy practitioners who serve women who may be at risk of AEP, or individuals living with an FASD. Continuing education credits available.


National Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

Jul 12, 2017

NOFAS educates the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD, the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.


Step-By-Step Guides from National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Jul 12, 2017

NIDA's step-by-step guides are for people with loved ones who might have an addiction problem, or for people seeking to help themselves. They are in simple, Q&A format, and include easy-to-understand videos. These guides focus on the steps needed to determine if a person needs treatment; how to find it; what happens in treatment, how to find help paying for it; privacy issues, and more.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Jul 12, 2017

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


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