Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Task Force

The task force has focused on sharing information related to workforce development, curriculum, and competencies. The long term goal is for NADD to take a leadership role in formulating a national agenda for social work in behavioral health through input into policy, e.g. Social Work Reinvestment Act and related state initiatives; SAMHSA priorities. Possible future agenda items include addressing the research regarding low use by social workers of evidence based practices by social workers and the subsequent criticism of us by the NIMH director.

On October 22, 2010, CSWE and NADD’s Behavioral Task Force jointly submitted comments on SAMHSA’s strategic plan “Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA’s Roles and Actions 2011-2014”.

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