102245: Social Work Today May/June 2017

About the Course:

"Social Work Today May/June 2017"

Population Health Management — The Social Work Connection
Social workers are playing increasingly important roles in population health management initiatives, especially around care coordination.

Livestreamed Suicide on Social Media — The Trauma of Viewership
With the advent of livestreaming capabilities on social media, what are the impacts of livestreamed trauma?

Yoga for Addiction — Tapping the Body’s Wisdom
Social workers and other practitioners are exploring complementary strategies, including yoga, that involve less talk and more action.

Public Self-Disclosure in Social Work — Risks and Rewards
Social workers who have publicly self-disclosed talk with Social Work Today about the factors to consider before you do.


Great Valley Publishing

Publication Date:

May/June 2017


Susan A. Knight; Lindsey Getz; Kate Jackson; Sue Coyle, MSW

About the Authors:

Susan A. Knight works with organizations in the social services sector to help them get the most out of their client management software.

Lindsey Getz is a Royersford, PA-based freelance writer.

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

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

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss how population health management initiatives are seeing the value social workers can bring, especially around care coordination.

  2. Describe how livestreamed suicides on social media are impacting viewers and the actions that technology entrepreneurs are taking to control livestreaming of these traumatic events.

  3. Explain how social workers/therapists are using yoga in treatment of clients with substance use disorders as a tool that employs more body action than talking.

  4. Discuss the factors that social workers must consider before publicly self-disclosing personal information in writing, on social media, online, in public speaking, and in television or radio appearances.

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