For this week’s assignment, reflect on the many roles (macro and micro) that social workers can have within behavioral health. Assume you have been asked to prepare an educational brochure to help those you may engage with from other disciplines understand the roles social workers can have when working with specific populations. Address the following in your pamphlet:
- Explain the roles of social workers who are meeting the behavioral health needs of clients in various settings. Determine which roles could be expanded to meet the needs of underserved populations better. Describe any possible new roles that social work should adopt in behavioral health. Support your findings.
- Defend the most effective roles social workers have in behavioral health. Explain where social work may be less effective. Provide support for your answers
- Explain how policies such as managed health care and state law affect social workers’ roles in behavioral health. Provide brief examples to illustrate your findings.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages