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Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities

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Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities – Online CE Course

Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities Course Description, Objectives, and Outline:

Course Description: Advanced Social Work Practice Behaviors to Address Behavioral Health Disparities is designed to be a reliable resource on advanced social work practice. This publication delivers clear and resourced information about social work practice in addressing behavioral health disparities in a factual, straightforward way.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify at least three multidimensional, interactive determinants of behavioral health disparities and the deleterious impacts they have upon individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  2. Identify two cultural and community-focused and informed adaptations of evidence-based practices in order to prevent, reduce and eventually eliminate behavioral health disparities.
  3. Describe at least one health status and behavioral health disparity in the context of community and societal strengths and challenges.
  4. Explain the need to apply assessment and evaluation tools to practice while measuring progress and outcomes.

Course Outline:

  1. Overview
  2. Authors | Executive Committee
  3. Introduction
  4. Advanced Competencies and Practice Behaviors
    1. 2.1.1 Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself with cultural humility.
    2. 2.1.2 Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice approaches to address behavioral health disparities and health equities.
    3. 2.1.3 Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
    4. 2.1.4 Engage diversity and difference in practice.
    5. 2.1.5 Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
    6. 2.1.6 Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
    7. 2.1.7 Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
    8. 2.1.8 Engage in policy practice to address the social determinants of health, advance social, economic, psychological and environmental well-being and deliver effective culturallygrounded social work services to prevent, reduce and eventually eliminate behavioral health disparities.
    9. 2.1.9 Respond to contexts that shape practice.
    10. 2.1.10  Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
      1. Engagement
      2. Assessment
      3. Intervention
      4. Evaluation
  5. References
  6. Panel Participants
  7. About NADD

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: US Department of Health and Human Services  – National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work – James Herbert Williams, PhD., MSW, MPA – Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA – Eric A. Des Marais, MSW

The National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) is a volunteer membership organization working to promote excellence in social work education.  NADD achieves this by enhancing the leadership of social work education programs. Our membership is comprised of deans and directors of graduate social work programs that are accredited or advanced to candidacy. NADD supports deans and directors in their professional development and effectiveness as academic administrators.


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