NASW Clinical Team
One of the most frequently asked questions from NASW
members is, “What is NASW doing to advocate for social
workers?” In response to this popular question, the clinical
team developed this advocacy booklet for members.
Use this confidential and anonymous search tool to find treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading preventable cause of birth defects
and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorders (FASD)—the general term that encompasses the range of life-long adverse cognitive, behavioral and physical effects associated with prenatal alcohol exposure—affects up to 1 in 20 children in the U.S., and is disproportionately present among youth in foster care and juvenile justice systems. Recent resources for social work practitioners to enhance their understanding, competency and practice skills around FASD are included.
These standards are based on the consensus of expert health care social workers from across the country and are designed to enhance social workers' knowledge to work effectively in health care settings, within the current context of the health care environment.
Nancy L. Sidell
This publication outlines the importance of developing effective social work documentation skills. The new edition helps practitioners build writing skills in a variety of settings. New materials include updates on current practice issues such as electronic case recording and trauma-informed documentation.