Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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)
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.
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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