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Apps for Social Workers

Is There an App for That? Top Apps for Social Workers

It’s been a good decade since the phrase “there’s an app for that” started being used in everyday conversation—and Apple registered to trademark it. The phrase is more true today than ever before with apps for just about anything you can imagine, including social…

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The Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse

In their careers, social workers will come across a different kind of addict.  These addicts are not be addicted to street drugs but to drugs of a higher magnitude: prescription drugs. The use of prescription drugs in the United States continues to grow, according…

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Treatment of Returning Modern War Veterans

It is important that VA, vet center and other mental health practitioners recognize that the skills and experience they’ve developed in working with veterans with chronic PTSD will serve them well with those returning from the war. Their experience in talking about trauma, educating…

Psychological Assessment of Veterans of War

Once the clinician gains an overall sense of the veteran’s level of psychosocial functioning, a broader assessment of psychological symptoms, and responses to those symptoms that may be impairing, can be useful. However, this process can also be difficult and confusing since a wide…

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