Now Available On-Demand!
CSWE is offering a series of free, Web-based events that offer continuing education (CE) credit to introduce social workers to the recovery model.
CE Credit for On-Demand Webinars
Participants are eligible for one free CE credit for each on-demand webinar, through CSWE as an Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program provider, after successful completion of the on-demand course, including the prereading material assigned, a posttest, and an evaluation. The posttest and evaluation are administered online at the conclusion of the course. The CE certificate will be e-mailed to participants following their completion of the course requirements.
CSWE, provider #1163, is approved by the ASWB ACE Program. CSWE maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/23/2015–1/23/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for CE credits.
Join Our Recovery-SW Learning Network
The Recovery-SW Learning Network is an informal collaborative of educators, practitioners, and students who are interested in supporting one another to implement and sustain recovery-oriented practice. The learning network currently consists of a listserv and we are hosting periodic topical conference calls and web-meetings. To join the list-serv, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Curriculum Support Materials Are now Available!
CSWE has released a number of recovery-oriented curriculum support materials for use by social work programs and practitioners. These materials were developed as part of our Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Recovery to Practice initiative.
The following resources are available:
History of CSWE RTP Initiative
From 2010 - 2014, CSWE was awarded a subcontract from SAMHSA to develop, implement, and evaluate mental health recovery-oriented training materials for social work educators and practitioners. This project was part of a larger initiative by SAMHSA to aid the behavioral health workforce.
We join SAMHSA in recognizing that those with substance use or mental disorders can recover to lead meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy lives. As part of this outlook, CSWE signed a Recovery to Practice (RTP) Joint Resolution expressing its commitment to integrate the mental health recovery model within social work education and practice.
Learn more about our organization's efforts to engage in the National Dialogue on Mental Health 2013.
SAMHSA Recovery to Practice — offers e-news, webinars, training and technical assistance, and more than 900 recovery-oriented resources
Mental Health.Gov — information and resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services
Mental Health America — advocacy organization addressing behavioral health with affiliates in a majority of states; Debbie Plotnick is the senior director of state policy at Mental Health America and will be co-facilitating one of CSWE's Recovery to Practice webinars in spring 2014
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) — the largest U.S. grassroots organization representing people with lived experience of mental health recovery; Lauren Spiro is the director of NCMHR, one of CSWE's RTP Steering Committee members, and will be co-facilitating two of CSWE's Recovery to Practice webinars in spring 2014
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse — a peer-run national technical assistance center funded through SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services; Joseph Rogers is executive director and Susan Rogers is director of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, and both are on the CSWE RTP Steering Committee
Recovery to Practice: Developing Mental Health Recovery in Social Work — an environmental scan of recovery in social work conducted by CSWE (2011)
Recovery Training Opportunities
Beginning Friday, December 6, 2013, SAMHSA will host First Fridays webinars. These monthly webinars will be held on the first Friday of the month from noon–1 pm EST and will provide technical assistance from experts and leaders on recovery related topics. You can view the webinars here or call in at 1-888-407-5039 (PIN 556-82-342#).
The University of Kansas is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Strengths Perspective! Learn about the history of the strengths movement and how Charlie Rapp and Pat Sullivan (members of the CSWE RTP Steering Committee) and others at KU supported the evolution of this seminal social work perspective.
Background on the 2013 National Conference on Mental Health
Video on the White House Blog — President Barack Obama giving his remarks at the 2013 National Conference on Mental Health
If you would like to discuss or learn more about the CSWE RTP project, please contact email@example.com.