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Thursday, December 14th, 2017 @ 9:38AM

The Future of Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the profession’s accreditation body, is rethinking its blueprint for training social workers for future generations. President Darla Spence Coffey and Board Chair Barbara Shank are spearheading the initiative, Envisioning the Future of Social Work, that will identify trends likely to impact social work…

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 @ 8:38AM

Social Work Must Keep a Sharp Eye on Healthcare Policy

The timeliness of the social work health convening next week by the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) could not be more propitious as many Americans nervously prepare themselves for the incoming Donald Trump administration. At the top of the incoming administration’s policy agenda is the repeal and replacement of…

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 9:49AM

Social Workers Facing Growing Addiction Crisis

If you are like many still recovering from the national tragedy on November 8 that resulted in the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on substance use and misuse titled: Facing Addiction in America. Released by U.S. Surgeon…

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 @ 6:54AM

New McSilver Institute Director Focused on Children’s Development

Michael A. Lindsey is the new director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. He succeeds Mary M. McKay who left McSilver to become dean at the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lindsey…

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 @ 9:04AM

September is National Recovery Month

Every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sets aside the month of September to focus on the nation’s efforts to help people recover from mental illness and substance use disorders. Part of the effort that has shown great progress is the peer support approach that has…

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 8:35AM

Major Changes Await in Mental Health Legislation—But Will They Be Enough?

Much like the nation’s infrastructure, our mental health system is in dire condition. Major changes are on the horizon as two mental health bills seem headed to votes on the floors of the House and the Senate. The question is: will they be enough? H.R. 2646—Helping Families in Mental Health…

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