Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, March 14, 2016
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Social Work Rocks!!

Social Work Month

Happy Social Work Month

Tom Rasmussen, CEO, and the Athena Forum Team

"Today's challenges are history with Social Work on the Transdisciplinary Team: Athena wishes all a Happy Social Work Month."

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education, Athena Forum Institute®

Tips from our featured course

Social Worker: Helping Patients for Centuries

Financing the treatment of depression and other behavioral health conditions remains a challenge. CMs bring tremendous value to mitigating this challenge.

In some of its earliest inceptions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, case management (CM) evinced itself mainly through social work efforts in:

  • Settlement houses (SHs)
  • Charity organization societies (COS)

CM as an approach to coordinate services is increasingly perceived as a strategy to improve service quality and outcomes while decreasing costs through the efficient use of resources.

Today's CM professionals who have roots in both nursing and social work are frequently under pressure to keep patients moving through the continuum of care. This heightens the challenge when creating an effective discharge plan for patients with limited resources. CMs are instrumental in determining what financial assistance is available to patients and how to apply for it.

[Depression, Module E, Case Manager's Role]


Defining Acceptable Competencies

"Standards of Practice, such as those developed by ACMA, CSMA, NASW and other professional associations, serve to define the acceptable competency for professional practice in the healthcare industry."

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education, Athena Forum Institute®

[Depression, Module E, Case Manager's Role]

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