102264: Social Work Today November/December 2017

About the Course:

"Social Work Today November/December 2017"

Climate Change and Public Health — How Social Workers Can Advocate for Environmental Justice
Social Work Today talks with social workers about the clear and present danger of climate change, how it impacts public health, and how social workers can advocate for environmental justice.

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and the Challenges of Reentry
Housing, employment, trying not to reoffend, and facing the stigma of being an ex-offender all await previously incarcerated individuals reentering the free world. How can social workers help?

Hospice Social Work in Nursing Homes
Designed for restorative care, nursing homes are often unprepared to meets the needs of dying patients and their families. However, hospice social workers can help fill that gap.

Working With Adoptive Parents — Missteps and Guidelines
Adoptive parents face many special challenges. A clinician specializing in adoption issues discusses how social workers can counsel on those issues.

Journal/Publisher:

Great Valley Publishing

Publication Date:

November/December 2017

Authors

Kate Jackson; Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW; J. Scott Janssen, MSW, LCSW; Deborah H. Siegel, PhD, LICSW, DCSW, ACSW

About the Authors:

Kate Jackson is an editor and freelance writer based in Milford, PA, and a frequent contributor to Social Work Today.

Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW, is a freelance writer based in Harrisburg, PA, and an editorial advisor at Social Work Today.

J. Scott Janssen, MSW, LCSW, is a social worker with the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington, NC.

Deborah H. Siegel, PhD, LICSW, DCSW, ACSW, is a professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, a clinician specializing in adoption issues, an adoption researcher, and an adoptive parent.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and health care professionals who seek knowledge about mental health care. It is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss current social work thought on climate change, how it affects public health, and how social workers can advocate for environmental justice.

  2. Describe the challenges facing formerly incarcerated individuals.

  3. Explain how nursing homes benefit from in-house hospice services.

  4. Discuss the missteps made by clinicians working with adoptive parents and become familiar with guidelines outlined in the article.

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