Behavioral Health Practice Tools

New Federal Rule Provides Patients with Access to Records

Practice Alert

Mar 24, 2021

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) is a bipartisan health care innovation law enacted by Congress in 2016 that includes provisions to promote the free flow of health information and interoperability.


Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Practice Perspectives

Mar 09, 2021

Best Practices for the Prevention and Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment of Risky Drinking in Girls/Women of Childbearing Age


COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Social Workers Treating Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Apr 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted nearly every aspect of life and is negatively affecting the health and mental health of millions of Americans.


Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

NASW Practice Alert

Mar 01, 2020

The Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health report "Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America," expands on prior research by exploring suicide and suicidal behaviors among Black youth, risk and protective factors, mental health utilization, treatment interventions, and recommendations.


America's Drug Crisis Challenges and Successes in the Opioid Epidemic and Beyond

Practice Perspective

Dec 03, 2019

In the 12-month period ending in November 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths reached a high of 70,723.


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

Oct 10, 2019

FASDs affect up to 1 in 20 U.S. schoolchildren and occur in every social, economic, and demographic group. Social workers can help reduce the prevalence of FASD through primary prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy. This updated guide highlights recent resources to inform our clinical understanding of FASD and enhance practice skills and interventions targeting high-risk drinking and alcohol-exposed pregnancy.


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