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Chapters weigh in on suicide assessment mandates

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Washington became the first state in the nation to require suicide assessment and management training for licensed social workers, therapists, counselors and psychologists. The Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Act was signed into law in 2012 and went into effect in January. The statute, which was amended to include other health professions, such ... Read More »

Implicit Spiritual Assessment: An Alternative Approach for Assessing Client Spirituality

Social work professionals realize more and more that spirituality plays an important role in fostering health and wellness. To help practitioners understand this relationship in clients’ lives, a spiritual assessment is commonly recommended as a routine component of practice. Administering a spiritual assessment—as part of a larger bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment—provides a more holistic understanding of clients’ realities, which in turn provides ... Read More »

NASW webinar focuses on Trauma Informed Assessments

By Rena Malai, News staff The Lunchtime Series webinar “Use of Trauma Informed Assessments of Youth entering the Juvenile Justice System” explores the impact of early childhood trauma on juvenile justice involvement. The webinar  also  discusses the need for social workers to become trauma informed and to use a range of assessments that help determine exposure to adverse childhood experiences. ... Read More »