Sub-Specializations

Child, Adolescent and Family Health

Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Subspecialization
Chair: Sarah Dababnah PhD, MPH, MSW

Child, adolescent, and family health social workers practice in a variety of settings, including prenatal clinics, well-baby centers, pediatric intensive care units, school-based health centers, programs for pregnant and parenting teens, and child development centers. They also practice in settings for children with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and handicapping conditions in state and local departments of public health, and in child advocacy organizations. Depending on the setting and their position, they may provide direct services, organize parents and other constituencies, administer programs, formulate policy or advocate for improved services.

The Child, Adolescent, and Family Health Subspecialization is part of the Health Specialization.

This subspecialization is available to students in both the Clinical and Macro concentrations.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Chair: Jodi Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP
Contact Information: (410) 706-3607 or jfrey@ssw.umaryland.edu

EAP Digital Archive Site

Overview

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Sub- Specialization is internationally recognized as the largest graduate social work program in the world dedicated to preparing social workers for the EAP field. In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the demand for human services in the workplace. EAP social workers provide clinical and macro services for employees and employers, including, but not limited to assessment and shortterm assessment and counseling for mental health and substance use, workplace and relationship stress, worker well-being, crisis intervention, and organizational change management. Additionally, EAP social workers partner with diverse work organizations, including unions, to develop and implement policies, consult with managers, and assess organizational functioning. EAPs fill a critical role in the workplace, supporting employers’ most valuable asset, their employees. The EAP sub-specialization is offered within the Behavioral Health specialization. In addition to focusing on EAPs, the sub-specialization includes learning on topics of workplace behavioral health, work/life, wellbeing and management. Faculty members at the School of Social Work are recognized experts in EAP and related fields. EAP social work graduates join a rapidly expanding field and are well qualified to create and manage EAPs in private and public settings, including global programs. Employment opportunities also exist at all corporate and government levels, as well as internationally.

This subspecialization is available to students in both the Clinical and Macro concentrations.

Additional Information about the EAP Field

-- The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) website: www.eapassn.org and The Employee Assistance Society of North American (EASNA) website: www.easna.org.