Lesson 4 Special Considerations

Additional Online Materials

Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)

A 28-item, self-report scale to assess substance abuse.

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption (AUDIT-C)

A three-question, qualitative survey resulting in a numeric value to determine whether or not the surveyor has a problem with alcohol abuse.

Integration Academy Tools, Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality

A conglomerate of peer reviewed articles and reports that focus on the quality of integration between behavioral and physical health care settings.

Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble (CRAFFT) Screening Tool

A comprehensive provider guide to using the CRAFFT screening tool in order to assess adolescents’ risk of drug or alcohol abuse, as well as intervention and treatment techniques.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Aging and Long-term Support Administration: Reporting Abuse as a Mandatory Reporter

A resource for mandatory reporters on how to report abuse of vulnerable adults.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Child Administration: How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

A resourceful website with phone numbers and hours of operation of different child abuse reporting agencies around the state.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is a great resource for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Diverse Communities

This website provides information on diverse communities and the effect of cultural differences on mental health care. It also provides a link to find the proper care provider for patients of different cultural backgrounds.

Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communications [pdf]

This thesaurus offers plain language substitutes for medical terminology, phrases, and references commonly used in order to make health information clear and easy to understand.

Office for Victims of Crime: Training and Technical Assistance Center: Mental Health Needs

Focusing on the mental health effects of human trafficking, this website provides information and insight into what trafficking survivors go through, and discusses how to properly address their mental health needs.


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