Behavioral Health Practice Tools

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD):Clinical Resources for Social Work Practice

Oct 10, 2019

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delay and disabilities in the United States.

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Congressional Black Caucus and Mental Health Professionals Seek to Address Racial Disparities in Access to Behavioral Health

Takia Richardson LICSW, LCSW

Aug 22, 2019

For several years, suicide has remained among the top 10 causes of death for ages 10 through 44. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017 brief indicates that suicide rates in the United States increased by 33 percent during that review period (Hedegaard, Curtin, & Warner, 2018).

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How to begin the conversation about alcohol use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jul 10, 2019

Women who drink alcohol at risky levels can have serious health consequences. Talking to women about risky alcohol use is key to prevention — yet starting the conversation can be difficult. CDC offers brief “supplemental learning” videos on how to begin a conversation about alcohol use, talking to families about a referral for FASD assessment, along with free online courses on alcohol SBI, preventing alcohol use in pregnancy and more. (NASW is a partner in CDC’s national Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy)

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Advocating for Social Workers

NASW Clinical Team

Apr 24, 2019

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.

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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Sep 11, 2018

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.

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Child Welfare Social Workers and Children with Prenatal Substance Exposure: Current Needs and Potential Solutions

Jun 13, 2018

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) — the general term for the range of adverse effects associated with prenatal alcohol and drug exposure — is estimated to affect 400,000 newborns annually in the United States.

This article presents information on the effects, legislation, and current efforts on prenatal alcohol exposure and the child welfare system. There is a special focus on the current needs and potential solutions for child welfare social workers, children, and their families.

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Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision

This publication uses Emile Durkheim’s theory of suicide to understand suicidal distress and to identify circumstances that create suicide potential in the elderly.

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