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Supporting perinatal clients during social distancing: The transition to telehealth


As we consider social distancing guidelines, many clinicians have switched their practices to telehealth. Although this modality can increase accessibility to services, it is a challenge to transition when we are not used to providing virtual services.


For many parents and caregivers experiencing mental health complications, continuing therapy during quarantine is vital to their wellbeing.


In this video, I discuss some basic steps to establishing an ethical practice and also some tools for clinically supporting clients via telehealth (the tools start at minute 4:16).


Check it out for more:






Resources: NASW standards for technology use in social work practice https://www.socialworkers.org/includes/newIncludes/homepage/PRA-BRO-33617.TechStandards_FINAL_POSTING.pdf


Telehealth consent:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQY7zzPsu8cAgujlgMBOU-jH5AhqCa90QySu5Ds6RS0/edit


Please copy & paste it into your own document. This way the original one stays the same for anyone who might need it. You will also want to ensure to review it and make sure it has everything that you need it to.








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