Behavioral Health Professional Development

Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions

Continuing education webinar | Available on demand

May 09, 2022

Credits: 5 Social Work

Exhausted. Stressed. Overwhelmed. Distraught. These words describe the state of mind of many social workers. There is no shortage of causes: overwhelming caseloads, limited budgets, complex and divergent responsibilities, and secondary trauma, all against a background of political unrest, systemic racism, dysfunctional leadership, and a global pandemic. It is no wonder that many question whether they can survive in the profession.

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Behavioral Health Disparities and What to Do

Continuing education webinar | Available on demand

May 09, 2022

This presentation will introduce the behavioral health disparities work that the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) have been conducting. An introduction into behavioral health disparities, with a focus on why this work is so crucial now. There will then be an overview of the research and the action plan that has been conducted with the public mental health system. Finally, a brief discussion of direct service needs and the important roles that social workers should be playing in this work.

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Syringe Access Bill Would Help Save Lives

Social Work Advocates magazine

Apr 20, 2022

Syringe access services are often the entry point for further treatment, and one of the best tools we have to end the overdose crisis, writes NASW-New Jersey Executive Director Jennifer Thompson.

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CDC Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Training & Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Feb 14, 2018

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affect individuals and families across social work practice settings and systems of care — but they can be prevented. Learn more about FASD, strategies for preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEP), and models for FASD-informed care. CDC offers free, online learning modules for busy practitioners who serve women who may be at risk of AEP, or individuals living with an FASD. Continuing education credits available.

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Behavioral Mental Health: An Emerging Field of Service or an Oxymoron?

Social Work Journal

Jan 02, 2018

Proliferation in the use of the terminology around behavioral mental health suggests, on one hand, an emerging field of service that integrates psychiatric, substance abuse, and related services. On the other hand, this development also raises questions about the coherence of this approach. This review explores the history, definitional issues, current trends, and available data on the impact of this field.

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An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

NASW

Jan 01, 2018

NASW members, join your colleagues and NASW staff for a free question and answer session, held every third Wednesday of the month from January through November, from noon to 1 pm ET.

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