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BHRP looks to enhance training and services around mental health and substance abuse

For nearly two decades, the state has contracted with the School of Social Work’s Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program (BHRP) to provide training and technical assistance in mental health and substance abuse services. This year, BHRP staff is considering new ways to better serve professionals in the field, as well as exploring new initiatives to further assist adults and children.

Solving the ‘wicked problems’ of child welfare will require comprehensive reform

Over the last year, social work leaders, child welfare administrators, researchers, philanthropists, and policymakers have gathered to debate the “wicked problems” of child welfare, including how to reverse the traumatic effects of maltreatment and neglect on child well-being and how to overcome the barriers that prevent children from returning home or finding safe and permanent homes with alternative caregivers.

Take the first step toward your MSW: Attend an information session

The UNC School of Social Work is holding several information sessions for prospective master's students. Each event includes an overview of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, tips on admissions and financial aid, and opportunities to ask questions.

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Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that classes are canceled starting at noon on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

‘Bath salts’: Media hype or major national drug problem? Addiction expert weighs in

Over the past several years, designer drugs known as “bath salts” have gained widespread attention following national media reports linking the substances to overdoses, suicides, and even cannibalism. But are these drugs, which are considered among the most addictive of the psycho-stimulants, becoming a major national problem or are growing concerns simply a byproduct of media hype?