Advancing Interprofessional Education

Addressing Substance Use Together

  • 1.  Addressing Substance Use Together

    Posted Jul 31, 2020 16:01

    Substance use disorders have become even more of an important topic amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, CSWE was awarded a substantial grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to work with more than 30 programs of social work over a 2-year period to strengthen curricula in the area of substance use disorders. This important topic transcends the field of social work and applies to one's overall health as a human being. Click here to learn more about our substance use initiatives.

    With the help of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, CSWE recently released the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice as part of the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series. This guide is intended to equip educators or any other educators/trainers responsible for teaching future professionals to practice in substance use. The work highlights the dynamic and various settings, roles, and practice areas where an understanding of substance use is key.

    Cydne Smith Nash LMSW, MSEd
    Program Associate for Grants and Projects
    Alexandria VA