The Criminalization of Addiction in Pregnancy: Is This What Justice Looks Like?

Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are leading to a neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) epidemic. Legislators in some states have focused efforts on criminalization rather than treatment.



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Expressive techniques such as photography, writing, and other arts are tools for both the client and social worker to benefit from by accessing inner worlds and processing thoughts and feelings. more

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The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. more


Few would dispute that social work is the profession of hope. Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark shares 10 essentials of hope for social workers to keep in mind. more

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The final installment of the Achieving Racial Equity Through Social Work series focuses on taking action. more

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Listening to and learning from each patient and letting them determine their own goals are the principles at the heart of person-centered social work. more


Social work in sports is a broad and emerging specialization within the greater field of social work. There are many issues that are uniquely or primarily related to sports and athletes, and there is a growing need for social workers in this field. more

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When you’re under siege with guidance about how to move forward in the New Year, I don’t think you necessarily need to compile New Year’s Resolutions. more

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I am optimistic that I will one day witness a time when mental health support is at the forefront of political forums, when mental education is as relevant as physical education in our school systems. more

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Barry University MSW student Laurel Dettman writes about working with her first transgender client in her MSW field placement. more


The theme of this year’s National Family Caregivers Month is Take Care to Give Care. I share my personal experience with the hope that it helps others to take a pause. Caring for oneself both strengthens the self and the ablilty to care for others. more


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