Health Related Resources

Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management presents at 2020 NASW Virtual Conference

Jun 23, 2020

The 2020 NASW Virtual Conference featured a breakout session Best Practices at the Intersection of Pain Management, Opioid Use and Mental Health,” which highlighted efforts to reduce stigma and improve access to quality care for individuals living with pain. The presentation emphasized the importance of understanding the unique needs of people with chronic pain, mental health disorders, or opioid or substance use disorders.


Climate-Aware Therapist Pledge and Referral Directory

Climate Psychology Alliance North America

Dec 05, 2019

The Climate Psychiatry Alliance and the Climate Psychology Alliance North America are recruiting allied mental health professionals who can deliver high-quality, climate-aware psychotherapy for inclusion in an online, public referral list to connect with interested clients and meet the proliferating needs of climate-stressed and climate-distressed individuals and communities.


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


Oct 01, 2019

FASD and alcohol use in pregnancy are timely issues for health social workers given the growing rates of heavy and binge drinking among women. This updated guide highlights recent resources that inform our clinical understanding of FASD and enhance practice skills for primary prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancy.


Partners for Understanding Pain Tool Kit

Partners for Understanding Pain

Sep 05, 2019

NASW contributes to the Partners for Understanding Pain Tool Kit for Health Care Professionals. Partners for Understanding Pain is a consortium of organizations that touch the lives of people with chronic, acute, and cancer pain. The partnership, spearheaded by the American Chronic Pain Association, strives to create greater understanding among health care professionals, individuals and families who are struggling with pain management, the business community, legislators, and the general public that pain is a serious public health issue.


VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines-- Management of Opioid Therapy (OT) for Chronic Pain (2017)

Veterans Health Administration & Department of Defense

Nov 30, 2018

The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Opioid Therapy (OT) for Chronic Pain and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems.


Webinar from the NASEM Committee on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care

Nov 01, 2018

On Tuesday, November 13th from 10AM to 12PM ET, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents a webconference featuring integrated health care social work delivery models.


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