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NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Clients with Substance Use Disorders NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS 2005
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NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Clients with Substance Use Disorders
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National Association of Social Workers Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW President (2005-2008) Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Standards Work Group Peter Delany, DSW, Chair Worth Bolton, MSW, ACSW Diana DiNitto, PhD, ACSW, LMSW-ACP, AAC Michie Hesselbrock, PhD, LCSW Barry Schecter, CSW, CASAC Charles Syms, MSW NASW Staff Nancy Bateman, LCSW-C Tim Tunner, PhD, MSW ©2005 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents 3 Overview of the Standards 6 Introduction 7 Goals of the Standards 8 Definitions 11 Standards for Professional Practice 11 Standard 1. Ethics and Values 12 Standard 2. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes 15 Standard 3. Screening, Assessment, and Placement 18 Standard 4. Intervention and Treatment Planning 20 Standard 5. Advocacy and Collaboration 22 Standard 6. Documentation 23 Standard 7. Privacy and Confidentiality 24 Standard 8. Practice Evaluation 25 Standard 9. Staffing 26 Standard 10. Supervision, Leadership, and Training 27 Standard 11. Professional Development 28 Standard 12. Cultural Competence 30 Standard 13. Information and Technology 30 References
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3 Standards for Social Work Practice with Clients with Substance Use Disorders Standard 1. Ethics and Values Social workers providing services to clients with substance use disorders (SUDs) shall demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethics of the social work profession, in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics (NASW, 1999). Standard 2. Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Social workers who provide services to clients with SUDs shall demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills for effective practice with clients with SUDs. Standard 3. Screening, Assessment, and Placement Social workers shall screen clients for SUDs and, when appropriate, complete a comprehensive assessment toward the development of a service plan for recommended placement into an appropriate treatment program. Standard 4. Intervention and Treatment Planning Social workers shall incorporate assessments into the development and implementation of intervention plans to enhance clients’ capacities to address problems and needs that support an increase in productive functioning within their families, peer groups, workplaces, and communities. Standard 5. Advocacy and Collaboration with SUDs shall advocate when appropriate for the needs, decisions, and rights of clients. The
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4 social worker shall promote collaboration among service providers and seek to ensure that individuals with SUDs and their family members have access to services that support their treatment needs. Standard 6. Documentation Social workers shall document all services rendered to, or on behalf of, clients, including communications with family members, collateral contacts, and mandated stakeholders. All records should comply with applicable federal, state, and
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