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. This is part of our Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Recovery to Practice initiative, which will include a three-part webinar series for field instructors coming up in 2014 (contact email@example.com for more information on our upcoming webinars).
These resources include:
History of CSWE RTP Initiative
CSWE has been awarded a subcontract from SAMHSA to develop, implement, and evaluate mental health recovery-oriented training materials for social work educators and practitioners. The 5-year initiative will increase the mental health recovery training resources available to social workers. This project is 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
To sign up for CSWE's Integrating Mental Health Recovery Into Social Work Practice webinar curriculum in spring 2014, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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#).
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.