Working With Special Populations

Required Readings

Doweiko, H. E. (2019). Concepts of chemical dependency (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.
Chapter 19, “Hidden Faces of Substance Use Disorders” (pp. 251-259)

Coleman-Cowger, V. H. (2012). Mental health treatment need among pregnant and postpartum women/girls entering substance abuse treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(2), 345–350.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012, January 12). Older adult substance abuse treatment admissions have increased; Number of special treatment programs for this population has decreased. Data Spotlight, Drug and Alcohol Information System. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/spotlight/WEB_SPOT_043/WEB_SPOT_043.pdf
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration , Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). Older adult substance abuse treatment admissions have increased; number of special treatment programs for this population has descreased. Retrieved from website: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/spotlight/WEB_SPOT_043/WEB_SPOT_043.pdf 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders (DHHS Publication No. SMA 05-3992). Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma13-3992.pdf
 

Document: SPP Treatment Plan Template (Word document)
Use this document to complete this week’s Assignment.

Post a description of a special population that you may work with as a helping professional. Explain two challenges that you might encounter when working with this special population. Explain two potential strategies that you might use to overcome those challenges and explain why these strategies might be effective. Support your response using the resources and the current literature.

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