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November/December 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Data Driven, People Focused — Technology Takes on Social Work
Data management companies now realize making their products useful to social work means collaborating with frontline social workers and demonstrating in social service language and context how the technology helps providers and clients.

Making Caring Connections and Cutting Costs — Social Work in the Emergency Department
Emergency department healthcare can be fast, frustrating, fulfilling, and costly. Social workers in the emergency department help patients, staff, and the bottom line.

The Legacy of Addictions — A Form of Complex PTSD?
Do the trauma symptoms of adult children of alcoholics resemble those of individuals with complex PTSD? If so, what are the implications for treatment?

Home Safe Home — Creating a Dementia-Friendly Environment
Modifications to the home environment, daily lifestyle, and better understanding of the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of individuals with dementia can decrease risk and improve quality of life.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
It Gets Better

Mental Health Monitor
Childhood ADHD Linked to Teen Depression

Social Services Directory
A great resource for facilities, schools, and related organizations

Aging Advocate
What Is Old Age For?

Datebook


September/October 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Web-Based Social Work Education — Growing Support, Gaining Ground
More universities are implementing online social work education programs. Read about the advantages of Web-based education as well as the obstacles still to be overcome.

Russian Adoptions — Lessons for Social Workers
Recent headlines about parents trying to “return” children adopted from Russia bring issues concerning international adoptions to a head. Social workers can learn from these red-flag situations and advise parents anticipating adoption.

Grandparents of Children With Autism — Support, Caregiving, Advocacy
Social workers understand the value of extended family’s involvement in raising children. A new study of grandparents of children with autism recognizes this role, quantifies some of the data, and gives grandparents a voice.

A Malpractice Insurance Primer
Don’t assume you have no need for malpractice insurance until you’ve read this article.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Letter to the ‘Luddites’

Mental Health Monitor
Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

Addictions Advisor
Youth Exposure to Alcohol Ads in Magazines Declining; Hospital Intervention Reduces Violence, Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Evolving Education
Reflecting Diversity

Datebook


July/August 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Addiction Recovery — Treatment That Works
Pregnant women and new mothers in recovery have special needs that other treatment centers may not meet. Read about the centers that do and how they work.

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified — Real Disorders, Real Risks
EDNOS is the most common eating disorder and often goes untreated. Find out why and how that may soon change.

Hearing Loss in Older Adults — Its Effect on Mental Health
Hearing loss is not a simple medical condition. There are many mental health issues that can develop around it.

This Emotional Life
With focus on scientists, clinicians, celebrities, and ordinary people, this PBS series explores many types and facets of human emotions.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
(Not So) Great Expectations?

Aging Advocate
What to Consider Before the Move

Mental Health Monitor
Managed Care Trends and Mental Health Practice

Children and Families Forum
Youth Clubs Strengthen Kids’ Self-Image; Media Needs to Protect Child Victims’ Identities

Datebook


May/June 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Surviving Infidelity — Couples Therapists’ Best Practices
Couples therapists share their best techniques for helping couples heal from infidelity.

Adult ADHD — Hidden Diagnosis
Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are just a few conditions that can mask adult ADHD.

Reevaluating Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
An older therapeutic approach still shows merit compared with newer therapies whose results may be more easily measurable.

7 Secrets of Highly Successful Coaches
Social Work Today presents a valuable guide to making your move into coaching a smart one.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Children and Families Forum
Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Aging Advocate
Legacy: A Powerful Rite of Passage

Evolving Education
Penn, DHS Create Joint Scholarship Program; University of Chicago Appoints New Dean; CSWE Develops New Mental Health Recovery Curriculum

Addictions Advisor
Reducing Underage Drinking; Sleep Loss Influences Drug Use in Teens’ Social Networks

Datebook


March/April 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Social Networking in Addiction Recovery — Raising Hopes, Concerns
Social networking is everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. Some sites are taking what goes on “in the rooms” into cyberspace.

The Financial Burden of Cancer Care
Research finds financial burdens of cancer care make it hard for patients to focus on recovery.

Treating Child Abuse Trauma With EMDR
Learn about one of the most successful treatments for survivors of child abuse trauma.

Celiac Disease — What Social Workers Need to Know
This disease can cause both physical and emotional symptoms. Know what to look for and educate clients about a condition that is easily treatable through dietary changes.

Annual Education Guide
Find new opportunities in this valuable reference guide to graduate and undergraduate programs.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Social Workers Inspire Community Action

Children and Families
Forum Sexual Orientation and Bullying Among Adolescents; Tweens Sexual Onset Delayed by Abstinence-Only Program

Mental Health Monitor
ADHD on College Campuses

Addictions Advisor
Addiction in Women

Datebook


January/February 2010 Issue

FEATURES

Helping Families Affected by Alzheimer’s
These families face many emotional and spiritual challenges as they witness their loved one’s decline. Social workers can guide and support them on this vulnerable journey of compassion and caring.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care — The Person-Centered Healthcare Home
High rates of morbidity among patients with serious mental illness demand new models of care delivery that integrate behavioral health and primary care.

Respecting Boundaries — The Don’ts of Dual Relationships
Dabbling in dual relationships can be professionally and personally risky. Read about how to “do no harm.”

Cystic Fibrosis Social Work — Support on a Changing Journey
The needs of patients with cystic fibrosis and their families and caregivers change as the patients age. Discover what the major milestones are in the lives of these people and how social workers can help.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note
Lost and Found

Evolving Education
The Geriatric Social Work Initiative: A Decade Later

Mental Health Monitor
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Hospice Care

Aging Advocate
New Options for the Second Half of Life

Datebook