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September/October 2017 Issue

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Teaching Social Justice in Today's Social Work Classrooms
Social work professors discuss the challenges of teaching social justice to today's social work students.

The Mindful Social Worker
Practicing mindfulness is helping many perform better at their jobs, and some social workers have found that it helps improve their practices and be more creative with clients.

Reducing Homelessness With the Housing First Model
This model of housing for people experiencing homelessness places few or no conditions on them before placement, and research has shown that it works.

Veterans Treatment Courts
Read about this specialty court that helps address the unique needs of veterans who are facing criminal charges.

departments

Editor's Note
Teaching Tomorrow's Social Justice Advocates

Addictions Advisor

Behavioral Health Brief
Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Social Work Support

Social Services Innovations
Using Social Media to Predict Behavioral Health Risk

Education Spotlight

Children and Families Forum
Suicide Prevention for Children and Adolescents

Datebook


July/August 2017 Issue

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New Technology Standards Guide Social Work Practice and Education
Revised standards help social workers and students navigate the brave new world of tweets and texts.

International Experiences Promote Social Justice and Benefit Your Practice
The NASW International Committee encourages social workers to have an international experience to open their eyes to other cultures and inform their practice.

Family-Based Treatment of Adolescents With Eating Disorders
Clinicians working with adolescents with eating disorders have found this first-line treatment to be effective in avoiding hospitalization and averting a progressive chronic illness.

Helping Caregivers Foster Secure Attachment in Young Children
Innovative and evidence based, this intervention is helping social workers who work with young children with attachment issues.

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Editor's Note
Technology Tune-Up

Children and Families Forum
Trauma's Emotional Toll Disrupts Children's Sense of Competence

Technology Trends
The Benefits of Digital Journaling

Eye on Ethics
Preventing Conflicts of Interest 

Behavioral Health Brief
Psychedelic Help

Health Care Review
Coping With Invisible Diseases

Datebook


May/June 2017 Issue

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Population Health Management — The Social Work Connection
Social workers are playing increasingly important roles in population health management initiatives, especially around care coordination.

Livestreamed Suicide on Social Media — The Trauma of Viewership
With the advent of livestreaming capabilities on social media, what are the impacts of livestreamed trauma?

Yoga for Addiction — Tapping the Body's Wisdom
Social workers and other practitioners are exploring complementary strategies, including yoga, that involve less talk and more action.

Public Self-Disclosure in Social Work — Risks and Rewards
Social workers who have publicly self-disclosed talk with Social Work Today about the factors to consider before you do.

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Editor's Note
Care Coordination: Social Work's Perfect Fit

Social Services Innovations
HIV Prevention Using Web-Based Tools

Behavioral Health Brief
New VA Effort Reduces Opioid Prescriptions for Veterans

Children and Families Forum
Young, in College, and Homeless

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Datebook


March/April 2017 Issue

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Social Work in a Post-Election Nation — Facing Challenges, Encouraging Hope
A new administration could mean changes in policy and programs that will affect social workers and the populations they serve. How can social workers move forward in what may be an unfriendly environment?

Teaching With Technology in Social Work Education
Social work professors recognize the need for technology to be a mainstay in the classroom.

Sexual Assault on Campus — Trauma-Informed Treatment
Social Work Today interviews clinicians who frequently treat campus sexual assault survivors and reviews the major trauma-informed techniques of treatment.

Be Here Now — Easing Anxiety With Mindfulness-Based Therapies
Mindfulness is a practice that encourages a lifestyle which ultimately can result in anxiety reduction.

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Editor's Note
Moving Forward — Social Workers Stand Up

Social Services Innovations
Software Evolves to Support Outcomes Management

Eye on Ethics
The Joys and Challenges of Altruism

Addictions Advisor
Treating Pain Without Opioids

Education Guide

Datebook


January/February 2017 Issue

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High-Tech Social Worker — Myth or Reality?
Can social work be both "high touch" and "high tech?" Early tech adopters and traditionalists coexist in a field founded on human interaction but in a world being transformed by technology.

10 Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers
Social Work Today's first issue of the year features our annual tribute to 10 social workers nominated by colleagues for their superior achievements.

Case Management at the Intersection of Social Work and Health Care
The advanced practice of case management combines the values and advocacy of social work with the "triple aims" in health care: improving the experience of care, achieving better health of individuals and populations, and reducing the per capita cost of care.

Aging & Isolation — Causes and Impacts
Understanding the causes and impacts of isolation can position social workers to help mitigate feelings of loneliness and isolation in their clients and contribute to an optimal quality of life.

departments

Editor's Note
Has Tech's Time Come to Social Work?

Technology Trends
Developing Standards for Mental Health Apps

Aging Advocate
Study Finds Elders More Resilient Than Youths

Behavioral Health Brief
Training Police to Work With People With Mental Illness

Children and Families Forum

Datebook