Integrating Social Care into Your Behavioral Practice

Individuals exist within a broader social ecological context. As behavioral health providers, we have been called to integrate factors associated with this broader social ecological context into our clinical work. In this training, providers learn about key concepts associated with social care, including social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences, and protective factors, as well as their potential impact on behavioral health outcomes. The training then describes how an individual behavioral health provider can utilize five activities (awareness, adjustment, assistance, alignment, and advocacy) identified by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (NASEM, or “National Academies”, 2019) and guiding social care principles to make decisions on how to integrate social care into standard clinical practice.
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Instructional Format
This course is available online as an interactive, reading based asynchronous webinar, including a combination of reading, videos and activities. Participants will complete the course and take an online post-test.

Total CE Credits: 2.0
Total Contact Hours: 2.0

Learning Objectives: Following the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of social care and the key components that comprise it.
  • Integrate the five recommended social care activities (awareness, adjustment, assistance, alignment, and advocacy) into standard clinical practice.

Target Audience: For behavioral health providers who treat military personnel, veterans and their families.

Instructional Content Level: Intermediate

Course Creation Date: 7 March 2023

Contact Information: Questions or concerns? Please contact Julie Williams at