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Social Work Today July/August 2019

About the Course:

"Social Work Today July/August 2019"

Cannabis Conundrums — Dissecting Policy Changes
As cannabis policy changes, many legal, clinical, and social justice questions arise. What are the issues and how can ethical social workers respond?

Sports Gambling: Here, There, and Everywhere — Increasing Risk for Gambling Addiction
Legal sports betting will present greater risks for individuals already affected by problem gambling and those who may be especially vulnerable to intense marketing campaigns and newly available outlets.

Climate Change Reverberations — Public Health Fallout
It’s not just about the weather. Climate change can result in a panoply of public health issues affecting people in vulnerable areas due to radical and devastating events.

Recovery in a Digital World — Evaluating the Options
Addiction recovery online and through apps offers alternatives for those who, for a range of reasons, do not connect with traditional in-person models.

Publication Date:

July/August 2019


Kerianne Johnstin Guth, MSW

Kerianne Johnstin Guth, MSW, is a health care administrator for behavioral health and addiction medicine programs in Camden, NJ.

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is an editor and freelance writer based in Milford, PA.

Sue Coyle, MSW

Sue Coyle, MSW, is a freelance writer and social worker in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP

Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP, is an integrated addiction specialist. Her private practice, Compassionate Beginnings, LLC, is located in Leesburg, VA.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers of all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss cannabis policy and how changes such as decriminalization, legalization, and medical use may affect substance use disorders assessment and criminal justice reform.

  2. Explain how legalized sports gambling will increase accessibility and risk for vulnerable individuals.

  3. Describe how climate change is affecting national and global mental and physical well-being and may be increasing risk of interpersonal aggression, violence, and environmental migration.

  4. Discuss the digital platforms currently available for addiction recovery.

Course Material

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Course Number: 102477
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $27.00
Format: Online Article
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