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July/August 2018 Issue

features

Medication-Assisted Treatment — Tool Tackling Opioid Crisis Faces Stigma, Other Barriers
Medication-assisted treatment is an important advance in battling the opioid epidemic, but it still faces outdated attitudes and other obstacles such as limited insurance coverage and lack of understanding and education.

The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
New brain research expands understanding of the neurobiology of eating disorders and may open doors to better treatments.

Integrated Care Models That Work
Read about several successful programs bringing behavioral health into primary care and what makes them work.

Psychostimulant Use Disorders in Young Adults — Running on Fumes
What's fueling a wave of psychostimulant misuse in young adults, and what are the results?

departments

Editor's Note
Silencing Stigma

Addictions Advisor
More Than Words — Addiction Language Evolves

Technology Trends
Early Intervention in Psychosis With Speech Analysis

Behavioral Health Brief

Aging Advocate

Datebook


May/June 2018 Issue

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LGBTQ Rights at Risk — With Protections Threatened, Advocates Seek Social Work Allies
Endangered LGBTQ rights require social work involvement.

Surviving Disasters — The Trail of Trauma, the Reach for Resilience
Social workers, social work students, and other mental health professionals continue to stand with communities devastated by last year's natural disasters by treating trauma, assisting with resources, and supporting resilience and recovery.

Get Licensed, Live Licensed — Next Steps for New Social Work Graduates
Protecting the public interest is the main goal of social work licensure. 

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention — Paying Attention to Recovery
Learning to sit with uncomfortable urges and feelings is a key strategy to mindfulness-based recovery from substance use disorders.

departments

Editor's Note
The Time Machine

Aging Advocate
Helping People With Alzheimer's Communicate

Eye on Ethics
Managing Ethics Emergencies

Addictions Advisor
Understanding Recovery Residences

Children and Families Forum
After-School Program Seeks to Disrupt School-to-Prison Pipeline

Behavioral Health Brief
Trauma-Informed Primary Care

Datebook


March/April 2018 Issue

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Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare — Benefits and Challenges
Predictive risk modeling is a relatively new tool that is helping to refine the decision-making process in investigating child abuse and neglect claims, but further development is needed.

Social Work Leadership and Advocacy — The Moral Imperative
This year's Social Work Month theme is Leaders, Advocates, and Champions. Reflect on social work's unique dedication to social justice and some of the key figures who have led the way.

The Continued Growth of Telemental Health
Social Work Today explores the expansion of telemental health and how it is changing the behavioral health landscape.

Professional Learning Networks for Social Workers in the Digital Age
Two highly tech-savvy social work professors explain what professional learning networks are and best practices for using them.

departments

Editor's Note
The Search for Social Justice

Social Services Innovations
A Whole New World — Virtual Reality in Social Work

Evolving Education
The DSW and PhD Degrees — Goals and Choices

Annual Education Guide

Children and Families Forum

Health Care Review
Integrated Health Care — What Do Social Workers Contribute?

Datebook


January/February 2018 Issue

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Understanding Depression and Aging — Guidance for Social Workers
Many assume that depression is a normal part of aging, but it isn't. This assumption can result in depression in aging individuals being underdiagnosed and undertreated.

10 Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers
Social Work Today presents its annual feature highlighting the achievements of 10 special individuals nominated by their colleagues for outstanding work in the profession.

Reevaluating the 12-Step Model Legacy
The 12-Step peer support model has helped millions of people, but a social worker addictions specialist takes another look and finds some limitations.

Mental Health and Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating to those with preexisting mental health conditions and those with no history. Both require social workers to be prepared to help patients navigate this challenging time in their lives.

departments

Editor's Note
Assume Nothing

Aging Advocate
Educating Communities About Dementia

Technology Trends
Technology Improves Older Adults' Quality of Life

Behavioral Health Brief
Health Care Providers' Fat Shaming Triggers Anxiety, Depression

Datebook